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02/03/2023 – Ephemeris – Space Rocks with Joe Brooks

February 3, 2023

This is Ephemeris for Friday, February 3rd. Today the Sun will be up for 9 hours and 54 minutes, setting at 5:54, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:58. The Moon, 2 days before full, will set at 7:54 tomorrow morning.

Space Rocks with Joe Brooks, will be presented by, the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society’s own meteorite expert, Joe Brooks, at this evening’s meeting of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society at 8 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory. He even has a meteorite of a type called Howardite, that the Dawn spacecraft, which orbited the asteroid Vesta, has determined to be from there. Everyone is welcome. And there is a Zoom component to attend remotely. A link and instructions will be found on the society’s website, gtastro.org. This year, again, the society will be teaming up with the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for star parties this late spring, summer, and early fall.

The astronomical event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan (EST, UT –5 hours). They may be different for your location.

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