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09/08/2015 – Ephemeris – Pegasus flies again

September 8, 2015

Ephemeris for Tuesday, September 8th.  The Sun will rise at 7:13.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 53 minutes, setting at 8:07.   The Moon, 3 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:44 tomorrow morning.

As summer wanes and the Sagittarius teapot tips its contents on the southwestern horizon the constellations of autumn rise in the east.  I’ve already mentioned Cassiopeia, which is so far north it never really leaves us in northern Michigan.  Pegasus the flying horse of Greek mythology is perhaps the most famous of the autumn constellations, and easiest to find.  Its body, a large square of four stars, is in the east, standing on one corner.  It is known as the Great Square of Pegasus.  Only the front half of the horse is in the sky, and he’s flying upside down with his neck and head extending to the right from the rightmost star.  His galloping front legs extend upward from the top star.  Our Anishinaabek native peoples saw a moose here standing upright.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.

Addendum

Pegasus at 9 p.m. Chart created using Stellarium.

Pegasus at 10 p.m. Chart created using Stellarium.

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