09/18/2015 – Ephemeris – Saturn and the Moon together tonight and tomorrow a big day for the GTAS – It starts with the Leland Heritage Celebration
Ephemeris for Friday, September 18th. The Sun will rise at 7:24. It’ll be up for 12 hours and 23 minutes, setting at 7:48. The Moon, 3 days before first quarter, will set at 10:40 this evening.
Tonight the planet Saturn will appear left of and a bit below the crescent Moon. Saturn will be visible in the evening sky for 2 and a half more months with about a month where it’s high enough to see clearly in telescopes. There are two local astronomical events tomorrow. Tomorrow the Leland Heritage Celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fish Town in Leland. The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be there to show the Sun through member’s telescopes and give out NASA items for the kids. Then a few hours later the crew will be on Front Street in Traverse City for the International Observe the Moon Night starting at 7 p.m. Both events are weather dependent. Rain will affect the Leland event and clouds the evening one.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.