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05/05/2017 – Ephemeris – A preview of the upcoming total solar eclipse and two star parties this weekend

May 5, 2017

Ephemeris for Friday, May 5th.  The Sun rises at 6:26.  It’ll be up for 14 hours and 25 minutes, setting at 8:52.  The Moon, 3 days past first quarter, will set at 4:44 tomorrow morning.

On August 21st this year there will be a total solar eclipse visible from a narrow band that crosses the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina.  It will be a fantastic sight.  From around here the eclipse will be a deep partial eclipse with the moon covering 75% of the Sun’s disk.  This evening yours truly will show how to view the eclipse safely at the 8 p.m. meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society at the Northwestern Michigan College’s Observatory.

At 9 p.m. there will be a star party.  Tomorrow night there will be, weather permitting a 9 p.m. star party that will be held at the Interlochen Center for the Arts at the soccer field, on the Duck Lake side of the Campus.  Parking is off Lyon Street.

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

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