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04/02/2021 – Ephemeris – Tonight: Free zoom based astronomy meeting and possible star party if clear

April 2, 2021 Comments off

This is Bob Moler with Ephemeris for Good Friday, April 2nd. Today the Sun will be up for 12 hours and 50 minutes, setting at 8:12, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:19. The Moon, 2 days before last quarter, will rise at 2:42 tomorrow morning.

The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society hold a virtual meeting and program at 8 pm tonight via Zoom. For the program member Dan Dall’Olmo will present A Deep Look at Orion. April is our last chance to enjoy this most wonderful constellation until August mornings. The virtual star party will start around 9 pm, hosted by Dr. Jerry Dobek, astronomy professor at Northwestern Michigan College, but only if it’s clear in Traverse City. It will feature our last look at the Great Orion Nebula, and the first globular cluster of spring, M3, and a host of galaxies. Instructions to join and a link can be found on the society’s website

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


Orion as shown in the evening
Orion, with some of its deep sky objects, in the southwest tonight April 2, 2021 at 9:30 pm. Created using Stellarium.
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