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06/02/2017 – Ephemeris – Local astronomy events this weekend

June 2, 2017 1 comment

Ephemeris for Friday, June 2nd. Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 21 minutes, setting at 9:21, and it will rise tomorrow at 5:59. The Moon, 1 day past first quarter, will set at 3:17 tomorrow morning.

This weekend there are two local astronomical events.

The first is tonight at 8 p.m. at the June meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society at the Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory. I will be giving an illustrated talk about the Moon, its phases, tides and origin. After which there will be a star party starting at 9 p.m. The observatory is located south of Traverse City on Birmley Road.

Saturday, the society will have their telescopes at the Betsie Valley District Library in Thompsonville. I’ll also give a twilight talk there at 9 p.m. on the Moon with observation to follow. This last event will be postponed if the weather is completely cloudy to Friday, June 16th.

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