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05/17/2019 – Ephemeris – Astronomical viewing and exhibits at the Northwestern Michigan College’s Barbecue

May 17, 2019 Comments off

Ephemeris for Friday, May 17th. Today the Sun will be up for 14 hours and 53 minutes, setting at 9:06, and it will rise tomorrow at 6:11. The Moon, 1 day before full, will set at 6:22 tomorrow morning.

The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will participate in the Northwestern Michigan College Barbecue this Sunday the 19th. The society will be in front of and inside the Health and Science Building, viewing the Sun outside if it will be clear. Members hope to give the society’s new solar telescope a workout, observing the Sun’s red chromosphere and any prominences visible off the edge. Inside there will be displays and continuously running videos plus giveaway items from NASA and NOAA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Also in an adjacent room Joe Brooks will have his meteorite collection to examine and a video there too. The society will be there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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