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09/17/2015 – Ephemeris – International Observe the Moon Night is Saturday

September 17, 2015

Ephemeris for Thursday, September 17th.  The Sun will rise at 7:23.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 26 minutes, setting at 7:50.   The Moon, half way from new to first quarter, will set at 10:04 this evening.

The annual International Observe the Moon Night will be observed this Saturday evening.  Members of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be stationed on the north side of the 200 block of East Front Street.  Starting at 7 p.m. near Orvis Streamside and will be moving our telescopes eastward from time to time to keep up with the westward sinking motion of the Moon over the single story buildings to the south as long as we can.   The moon will be a fat crescent with lots of detail visible in telescopes.  The society will also have some giveaway items from NASA for the young and not so young.  The event will be canceled due to heavy overcast or other inclement weather.

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

Addendum

The information above is for our local location (northwestern lower Michigan).  To find the location of the International Observe the Moon Night event near you go here.  There’s even a downloadable Moon map for the evening here.

The Moon Saturday Night

The Moon at 9 p.m. September 19, 2015 (Observe the Moon Night for the Eastern Daylight Time zone. Created with Virtual Moon Atlas.

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