02/27/2017 – Ephemeris – The Great American Eclipse, August 21, 2017
Ephemeris for Monday, February 27th. The Sun will rise at 7:22. It’ll be up for 11 hours and 5 minutes, setting at 6:28. The Moon, 1 day past new, will set at 7:52 this evening.
We didn’t get a chance to see yesterday’s annular eclipse of the Sun, since it occurred mostly in the South Atlantic Ocean. But it’s a wake up call for those of us who chase the Moon’s shadow, that the Great American Eclipse is a bit less than 6 months away. August 21st to be exact. Here in northern Michigan the Sun will be 75% or so covered by the Moon at peak. For me it’s 100% or nothing. The path where the Sun will be totally eclipsed will run from Oregon to South Carolina. I’ve seen totality four times from 1963 to 1979 and accumulated 8 ½ minutes of time basking under the shade of the Moon. Well not basking, for those were hectic magical times, not to be missed. And come hell or high water I will strive to add another 2 plus minutes to that total.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
NASA’s Eclipse page: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/