09/05/2016 – Ephemeris – Anticipating summer’s end
Ephemeris for Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. The Sun will rise at 7:10. It’ll be up for 13 hours and 0 minutes, setting at 8:11. The Moon, half way from new to first quarter, will set at 10:24 this evening.
Even though we have 17 more days officially, of summer, according to the actual seasons, today seems like it, the end of summer. Summer seems to be defined or confined to between the time that the kids get out of school, to Labor Day, after which the kids go back to school. Schools in other locales have been back for almost two weeks now. As far as the summer sky goes, the summer Milky Way will stick around until October, until we lose the Teapot of Sagittarius over the southwestern horizon. The Summer Triangle of bright summer stars, won’t leave the sky until December, as they move ever westward. However in the east the autumn stars are even now rising, pushing the Milky Way to the west.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.