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08/09/2019 – Ephemeris – Sun and Star Party tomorrow at the Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Ephemeris for Friday, August 9th. Today the Sun will be up for 14 hours and 20 minutes, setting at 8:57, and it will rise tomorrow at 6:39. The Moon, 2 days past first quarter, will set at 2:11 tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will be part of the Port Oneida Rural Arts and Culture Fair, an event sponsored by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The society will bring their telescopes to the Thoreson Farm on Thoreson Road off M22 North of Glen Arbor for a Sun ‘n Star party beginning at 4 p.m. The evening events start at 9 p.m. Thoreson Road is a loop off M22. On tap will be the waxing gibbous Moon with the feature called Bay of Rainbows thrust into sunlight at the edge of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Even though the moonlit skies will be bright, there are plenty of wonders still visible in the telescopes. There will also be a few bright Perseid meteors to wow the viewer.

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

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Viewing the Sun at Thoreson Farm

Viewing the Sun at Thoreson Farm 2018. Credit: Eileen Carlisle.

Twilight at Thoreson Farm 2017

Twilight at Thoreson Farm 2017. Credit: Eileen Carlisle.