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09/23/2016 – Ephemeris – Solar observing available at the Acme Fall Festival tomorrow

September 23, 2016 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, September 23rd.  The Sun will rise at 7:31.  It’ll be up for 12 hours and 5 minutes, setting at 7:37.  The Moon, at last quarter today, will rise at 1:02 tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow members of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be at the Acme Fall Festival at the Flintfields Horse Park, 6535 Bates Rd., just north of M72 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Members will be viewing the Sun with telescopes equipped with solar filters and a special solar telescope which can view the Sun in the light of just the element hydrogen to see solar structures just above the bright ball of the Sun we usually see. This requires clear skies.  The fat waning crescent moon should also be visible in the morning.  Besides viewing the society will have displays showing the wonders of the heavens.  Members will be there to answer your questions about astronomy and telescopes.

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