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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

September 18, 2015

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.

Addendum

Saturn and the Moon

Saturn and the Moon at 9 p.m. September 18 from Northern Michigan. Created using Stellarium.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

GTAS telescopes at Leland Heritage Celebration in 2011.

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