06/16/2016 – Ephemeris – The Moon tonight
Ephemeris for Thursday, June 16th. Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 34 minutes, setting at 9:30, and it will rise tomorrow at 5:56. The Moon, half way from first quarter to full, will set at 4:23 tomorrow morning.
The Moon is bright as it moves toward full. In binoculars, the brightest spot on the Moon is visible on the left edge of the Moon at 10 p.m. In telescopes it becomes a crater named Aristarchus. The sea below Aristarchus where the terminator, the sunrise line cuts across is Oceanus Procellarum, the Ocean of Storms. Below that is the small circular sea called Mare Humorum, the Sea of Moisture. Below that we’re back in the lunar highlands with lots of large craters, rather to many
to mention here. The transcripts of these programs with illustrations are available at bobmoler.wordpress.com. That’s Moler spelled simply M-O-L-E-R. The Moon illustration will point out the features I’ve discussed.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.