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11/06/2015 – Ephemeris – A program about the contributions of women astronomers

November 6, 2015

Ephemeris for Friday, November 6th.  The Sun will rise at 7:27.  It’ll be up for 9 hours and 57 minutes, setting at 5:25.   The Moon, 3 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:21 tomorrow morning.

The Moon will be close to the planet Jupiter this morning and closer to Venus tomorrow morning.  Check them out if it’s clear.  Tonight however, there is a meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society featuring a graduate from Northwestern Michigan College and the astronomy program: Becky Shaw who will present a talk Women in Astronomy.  I especially recommend this for girls interested in the STEM fields, that is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to find out the wonderful contributions these women have made.  Astronomy, by the way encompasses all the STEM fields.  The meeting starts at 8 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory on Birmley Road, south of Traverse City.  At 9 p.m. the will also be star party if it’s clear.

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


From yesterday’s post a reminder of the Moon’s procession past the morning planets starting this a.m.

Moon and morning planets

Animation of the Moon passing Jupiter this morning ans Mars and Venus tomorrow morning. Created using Stellarium and GIMP.

What’s with the 5:59:59 time for the 7th?  This is what happens when you store and compute time as a binary computer value (base 2) and display it as a sexagesimal (base 60) number.  Thanks Sumerians.

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