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10/21/2016 – Ephemeris – Last star party of the year at Sleeping Bear Dunes

October 21, 2016

Ephemeris for Friday, October 21st.  The Sun will rise at 8:06.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 40 minutes, setting at 6:47.  The Moon, 1 day before last quarter, will rise at 11:54 this evening.

Tonight if it’s clear the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will join the rangers at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for their 46th anniversary celebration with a star party at Stop number 3, the Dunes Overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, though park at Picnic Mountain, just before it.  The event will run from 8 to 10 p.m. featuring the wonders still visible among the northern summer wonders along with those appearing in the autumn skies, such as the Great Andromeda Galaxy and the famous Double Cluster.  To get a heads up on the status of the star party call 231-326-4700, extension. 5005, for a message after 4 p.m. if the weather looks doubtful.  Despite being October we’ve had pretty good luck with getting clear skies for this event.

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

Addendum

Star Party

Star Party at the Dunes Overlook. Credit: Eileen Carlisle

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