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06/16/2017 – Ephemeris – Two astronomy events this weekend

June 16, 2017 1 comment

Ephemeris for Friday, June 16th. Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 33 minutes, setting at 9:29, and it will rise tomorrow at 5:56. The Moon, 1 day before last quarter, will rise at 1:58 tomorrow morning.

There are two astronomy events in the Grand Traverse region this weekend, starting tonight with a twilight talk and a star party at the Betsie Valley District Library in Thompsonville. It starts at 9 p.m. with a talk about how to safely view the August 21st eclipse of the Sun from this area and from the path of totality, 600 miles south of here. After which Jupiter and Saturn will be visible. If cloudy, the talk will go on as scheduled, though the observing part will be canceled.

Tomorrow, Saturday there, will be viewing at the Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory starting at 9 p.m. Jupiter and Saturn will be featured there too. The Observatory is located south of Traverse City on Birmley road.

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