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11/06/2020 – Ephemeris – Virtual Star Party or a presentation on the Great Andromeda Galaxy tonight!

November 6, 2020 Comments off

This is Ephemeris for Friday, November 6th. Today the Sun will be up for 9 hours and 55 minutes, setting at 5:24, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:29. The Moon, 2 days before last quarter, will rise at 9:54 this evening.

The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will host a virtual presentation or a virtual star party at 8 pm tonight. It is via the Zoom app for the smart phone, tablet or computer at zoom.us. Instructions and a link can be found on the society’s website gtastro.org. I will be giving the illustrated presentation on the Great Andromeda Galaxy if the night turns out to be cloudy. If clear Dr. Jerry Dobek, astronomy professor at Northwestern Michigan College will be hosting the star party. During a virtual star party the images are produced real time using a telescope mounted CCD camera. The planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are in the evening sky along with the Great Andromeda Galaxy and other wonders of the heavens.