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04/30/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing May skies

April 30, 2019 Comments off

Ephemeris for Tuesday, April 30th. Today the Sun will be up for 14 hours and 11 minutes, setting at 8:46, and it will rise tomorrow at 6:33. The Moon, half way from last quarter to new, will rise at 5:30 tomorrow morning.

Let’s look ahead at the month of May, the month when the promise of spring is finally fulfilled. Daylight hours in the Interlochen/Traverse City area will increase from 14 hours and 14 minutes Tomorrow to 15 hours 19 minutes on the 31st. The altitude, or angle, of the sun above the southern horizon at local noon will ascend from 60 degrees tomorrow to 67 degrees at month’s end. The altitude of the sun in the Straits area will be a degree lower than that. Local apparent noon this month, when the sun passes due south, will be about 1:38 p.m. Early this month we’ll have The Eta Aquariid meteor shower early in the morning. Mars is our only evening planet, falling way behind the Earth 217 million miles (349 million km) away at mid-month.

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

Addendum

May Evening Star Chart

May Evening Star Chart

Star Chart for May 2019 (11 p.m. EDT May 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

The planets and stars are plotted for the 15th at 11 p.m. EDT in the evening and 5 a.m. for the morning chart. These are the chart times. Note that Traverse City is located approximately 45 minutes behind our time meridian, West 75° longitude. (An hour 45 minutes behind our daylight saving time meridian during EDT). To duplicate the star positions on a planisphere you may have to set it to 1 hour 45 minutes earlier than the current time.

Note the chart times of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. are for the 15th. For each week before the 15th add ½ hour (28 minutes if you’re picky). For each week after the 15th subtract ½ hour. The planet positions are updated each Wednesday on this blog. For planet positions on dates other than the 15th, check the Wednesday planet posts on this blog.

May Morning Star Chart

May Morning Star Chart

Star Chart for May mornings 2019 (5 a.m. EDT May 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here.

  • Pointer stars at the front of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris the North Star.
  • Leaky dipper drips on Leo
  • Follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper to the star Arcturus, and
  • Extend like a spike to Spica,
  • The Summer Triangle is in red.
  • EaqR is the radiant of the Aquariid meteor shower that peaks on the 5th-6th.  See Ephemeris Extra Saturday the 4th.

Twilight Limits, Nautical and Astronomical

EDT
Traverse
City
Morning twilight Evening twilight Dark night Moon
Date Astro. Nautical Nautical Astro. Start End Illum.
2019-05-01 4h41m 5h25m 22h02m 22h46m 22h46m 4h41m 0.11
2019-05-02 4h39m 5h24m 22h03m 22h48m 22h48m 4h39m 0.05
2019-05-03 4h37m 5h22m 22h05m 22h50m 22h50m 4h37m 0.02
2019-05-04 4h34m 5h20m 22h06m 22h52m 22h52m 4h34m 0
2019-05-05 4h32m 5h18m 22h08m 22h54m 22h54m 4h32m 0.01
2019-05-06 4h30m 5h17m 22h09m 22h56m 22h56m 4h30m 0.04
2019-05-07 4h28m 5h15m 22h11m 22h58m 23h58m 4h28m 0.09
2019-05-08 4h26m 5h13m 22h13m 23h00m 4h26m 0.17
2019-05-09 4h24m 5h12m 22h14m 23h02m 1h00m 4h24m 0.27
2019-05-10 4h22m 5h10m 22h16m 23h04m 1h54m 4h22m 0.38
2019-05-11 4h20m 5h08m 22h17m 23h06m 2h41m 4h20m 0.5
2019-05-12 4h18m 5h07m 22h19m 23h08m 3h21m 4h18m 0.61
2019-05-13 4h16m 5h05m 22h20m 23h10m 3h55m 4h16m 0.73
2019-05-14 4h14m 5h04m 22h22m 23h12m 0.83
2019-05-15 4h12m 5h02m 22h23m 23h14m 0.91
2019-05-16 4h10m 5h01m 22h25m 23h16m 0.91
2019-05-17 4h08m 4h59m 22h26m 23h18m 0.96
2019-05-18 4h06m 4h58m 22h28m 23h20m 0.99
2019-05-19 4h04m 4h56m 22h29m 23h22m 1
2019-05-20 4h02m 4h55m 22h31m 23h23m 0.98
2019-05-21 4h00m 4h54m 22h32m 23h25m 23h25m 0.93
2019-05-22 3h59m 4h53m 22h33m 23h27m 23h27m 0h07m 0.87
2019-05-23 3h57m 4h51m 22h35m 23h29m 23h29m 0h56m 0.8
2019-05-24 3h55m 4h50m 22h36m 23h31m 23h31m 1h38m 0.71
2019-05-25 3h54m 4h49m 22h38m 23h33m 23h33m 2h13m 0.62
2019-05-26 3h52m 4h48m 22h39m 23h35m 23h35m 2h43m 0.52
2019-05-27 3h50m 4h47m 22h40m 23h37m 23h37m 3h10m 0.42
2019-05-28 3h49m 4h46m 22h42m 23h38m 23h38m 3h34m 0.33
2019-05-29 3h47m 4h45m 22h43m 23h40m 23h40m 3h47m 0.24
2019-05-30 3h46m 4h44m 22h44m 23h42m 23h42m 3h46m 0.16
2019-05-31 3h44m 4h43m 22h45m 23h44m 23h44m 3h44m 0.09

Twilight calendar was generated using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

See my blog post: Twilight Zone for the definitions of the different periods of twilight here: https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/.

NASA Calendar of Planetary Events

May  1 We          Venus: 27.8° W
     2 Th  7:39 am Moon-Venus: 3.9° N
     4 Sa  6:45 pm New Moon
     5 Su  9:12 am Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower: ZHR = 60
     6 Mo  5:52 pm Moon-Aldebaran: 2.4° S
     7 Tu  7:36 pm Moon-Mars: 3.3° N
     9 Th  1:46 am Moon North Dec.: 22.2° N
     9 Th  2:50 pm Moon Ascending Node
    10 Fr  9:35 pm Moon-Beehive: 0°
    11 Sa  9:12 pm First Quarter
    13 Mo  5:53 pm Moon Perigee: 369000 km
    18 Sa  5:11 pm Full Moon
    20 Mo 12:54 pm Moon-Jupiter: 1.8° S
    21 Tu  8:59 am Mercury Superior Conj.
    22 We  2:41 am Moon South Dec.: 22.3° S
    22 We  3:12 pm Moon Descending Node
    22 We  6:25 pm Moon-Saturn: 0.6° N
    26 Su  9:27 am Moon Apogee: 404100 km
    26 Su 12:33 pm Last Quarter
Jun  1 Sa          Venus: 20° W

All event times are given for UTC-5 hr: Eastern Standard or UTC-4 hr: Daylight Saving Time starting May 10th.

Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC),
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SKYCAL/SKYCAL.html.

If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year or calendar pages for your time zone.

Sun and Moon Rising and Setting Events

     LU                  Ephemeris of Sky Events for Interlochen/TC
     May, 2019    Local time zone: EDT
     +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
     | DATE |  SUN     SUN  DAYLIGHT|   TWILIGHT*    |MOON  RISE OR    ILLUM |
     |      |  RISE    SET    HOURS |  END    START  |PHASE SET** TIME FRACTN|
     +=======================================================================+
     |Wed  1| 06:33a  08:47p  14:14 | 09:59p  05:21a |      Rise 05:54a    9%|
     |Thu  2| 06:31a  08:48p  14:17 | 10:01p  05:19a |      Rise 06:18a    4%|
     |Fri  3| 06:30a  08:49p  14:19 | 10:02p  05:17a |      Rise 06:44a    1%|
     |Sat  4| 06:28a  08:51p  14:22 | 10:04p  05:15a |New   Set  08:36p    0%|
     +------+-----------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
     |Sun  5| 06:27a  08:52p  14:24 | 10:06p  05:14a |      Set  09:44p    1%|
     |Mon  6| 06:26a  08:53p  14:27 | 10:07p  05:12a |      Set  10:52p    5%|
     |Tue  7| 06:24a  08:54p  14:30 | 10:09p  05:10a |      Set  11:58p   10%|
     |Wed  8| 06:23a  08:55p  14:32 | 10:10p  05:09a |      Set  12:59a   18%|
     |Thu  9| 06:22a  08:57p  14:35 | 10:12p  05:07a |      Set  01:54a   28%|
     |Fri 10| 06:20a  08:58p  14:37 | 10:13p  05:05a |      Set  02:41a   38%|
     |Sat 11| 06:19a  08:59p  14:39 | 10:15p  05:04a |F Qtr Set  03:21a   49%|
     +------+-----------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
     |Sun 12| 06:18a  09:00p  14:42 | 10:16p  05:02a |      Set  03:55a   61%|
     |Mon 13| 06:17a  09:01p  14:44 | 10:18p  05:00a |      Set  04:26a   72%|
     |Tue 14| 06:15a  09:03p  14:47 | 10:19p  04:59a |      Set  04:54a   81%|
     |Wed 15| 06:14a  09:04p  14:49 | 10:21p  04:57a |      Set  05:22a   89%|
     |Thu 16| 06:13a  09:05p  14:51 | 10:22p  04:56a |      Set  05:51a   95%|
     |Fri 17| 06:12a  09:06p  14:53 | 10:24p  04:55a |      Set  06:22a   99%|
     |Sat 18| 06:11a  09:07p  14:55 | 10:25p  04:53a |Full  Rise 08:59p  100%|
     +------+-----------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
     |Sun 19| 06:10a  09:08p  14:57 | 10:27p  04:52a |      Rise 10:07p   98%|
     |Mon 20| 06:09a  09:09p  15:00 | 10:28p  04:50a |      Rise 11:10p   95%|
     |Tue 21| 06:08a  09:10p  15:02 | 10:30p  04:49a |      Rise 12:07a   89%|
     |Wed 22| 06:07a  09:11p  15:03 | 10:31p  04:48a |      Rise 12:56a   83%|
     |Thu 23| 06:06a  09:12p  15:05 | 10:33p  04:47a |      Rise 01:37a   75%|
     |Fri 24| 06:06a  09:13p  15:07 | 10:34p  04:45a |      Rise 02:13a   66%|
     |Sat 25| 06:05a  09:14p  15:09 | 10:35p  04:44a |      Rise 02:43a   57%|
     +------+-----------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
     |Sun 26| 06:04a  09:15p  15:11 | 10:37p  04:43a |L Qtr Rise 03:09a   47%|
     |Mon 27| 06:03a  09:16p  15:13 | 10:38p  04:42a |      Rise 03:34a   38%|
     |Tue 28| 06:03a  09:17p  15:14 | 10:39p  04:41a |      Rise 03:57a   29%|
     |Wed 29| 06:02a  09:18p  15:16 | 10:40p  04:40a |      Rise 04:21a   20%|
     |Thu 30| 06:01a  09:19p  15:17 | 10:42p  04:39a |      Rise 04:46a   13%|
     |Fri 31| 06:01a  09:20p  15:19 | 10:43p  04:38a |      Rise 05:13a    7%|
     +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
     * Nautical Twilight
     ** Moonrise or moonset, whichever occurs between sunrise and sunset

04/01/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing April skies

April 1, 2019 Comments off

Ephemeris for April Fools Day, Monday, April 1st. Today the Sun will be up for 12 hours and 46 minutes, setting at 8:10, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:22. The Moon, half way from last quarter to new, will rise at 6:37 tomorrow morning.

Last year we were fooled by an abundance of snow in April. Hopefully we won’t be tricked again. Daylight hours in the Interlochen/Traverse City area and will increase from 12 hours and 46 minutes today to 14 hours 11 minutes on the 30th. The altitude, or angle, of the Sun above the southern horizon at local noon will ascend from 50 degrees today to 60 degrees on the 30th. The altitude of the Sun in the Straits area will be a degree lower, but their daylight hours will be a bit longer. The actual time of local apparent noon this month for the Interlochen/Traverse City area, when the Sun passes due south, will be about 1:43 p.m. This month Mars will be our only evening planet.

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

Addendum

April Evening Star Chart

April Evening Star Chart

Star Chart for April 2019 (10 p.m. EDT April 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

The planets and stars are plotted for the 15th at 10 p.m. EST in the evening and 6 a.m. for the morning chart. These are the chart times. Note that Traverse City is located approximately 45 minutes behind our time meridian, West 75° longitude. (An hour 45 minutes behind our daylight saving time meridian during EDT). To duplicate the star positions on a planisphere you may have to set it to 1 hour 45 minutes earlier than the current time.

Note the chart times of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. are for the 15th. For each week before the 15th add ½ hour (28 minutes if you’re picky). For each week after the 15th subtract ½ hour. The planet positions are updated each Wednesday on this blog. For planet positions on dates other than the 15th, check the Wednesday planet posts on this blog.

April Morning Star Chart

April Morning Star Chart

Star Chart for April mornings 2019 (5 a.m. EST April 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here.

  • Pointer stars at the front of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris the North Star.
  • Leaky dipper drips on Leo
  • Follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper to the star Arcturus, and
  • Extend like a spike to Spica,
  • The Summer Triangle is in red.
  • LyrR is the radiant of the Lyrid meteor shower that peaks on the 22nd.

Twilight Limits, Nautical and Astronomical

      EDT        
Traverse
City
Morning twilight Evening twilight Dark night Moon
Date Astro. Nautical Nautical Astro. Start End Illum.
2019-04-01 5h47m 6h24m 21h17m 21h53m 21h53m 5h47m 0.13
2019-04-02 5h45m 6h22m 21h18m 21h55m 21h55m 5h45m 0.07
2019-04-03 5h43m 6h20m 21h20m 21h57m 21h57m 5h43m 0.03
2019-04-04 5h41m 6h18m 21h21m 21h58m 21h58m 5h41m 0
2019-04-05 5h38m 6h16m 21h22m 22h00m 22h00m 5h38m 0
2019-04-06 5h36m 6h14m 21h24m 22h01m 22h01m 5h36m 0.02
2019-04-07 5h34m 6h12m 21h25m 22h03m 22h48m 5h34m 0.06
2019-04-08 5h32m 6h10m 21h27m 22h05m 23h54m 5h32m 0.12
2019-04-09 5h30m 6h08m 21h28m 22h06m 5h30m 0.2
2019-04-10 5h27m 6h06m 21h30m 22h08m 1h00m 5h27m 0.3
2019-04-11 5h25m 6h04m 21h31m 22h10m 2h04m 5h25m 0.41
2019-04-12 5h23m 6h02m 21h33m 22h11m 3h03m 5h23m 0.53
2019-04-13 5h21m 6h00m 21h34m 22h13m 3h55m 5h21m 0.64
2019-04-14 5h19m 5h58m 21h36m 22h15m 4h40m 5h19m 0.75
2019-04-15 5h16m 5h56m 21h37m 22h16m 0.85
2019-04-16 5h14m 5h54m 21h39m 22h18m 0.93
2019-04-17 5h12m 5h52m 21h40m 22h20m 0.93
2019-04-18 5h10m 5h50m 21h42m 22h22m 0.98
2019-04-19 5h07m 5h48m 21h43m 22h24m 1
2019-04-20 5h05m 5h46m 21h45m 22h25m 0.99
2019-04-21 5h03m 5h44m 21h46m 22h27m 22h27m 23h19m 0.96
2019-04-22 5h01m 5h42m 21h48m 22h29m 22h29m 0.9
2019-04-23 4h59m 5h40m 21h49m 22h31m 22h31m 0h24m 0.82
2019-04-24 4h56m 5h38m 21h51m 22h33m 22h33m 1h24m 0.74
2019-04-25 4h54m 5h36m 21h52m 22h34m 22h34m 2h16m 0.64
2019-04-26 4h52m 5h35m 21h54m 22h36m 22h36m 3h01m 0.54
2019-04-27 4h50m 5h33m 21h55m 22h38m 22h38m 3h39m 0.45
2019-04-28 4h48m 5h31m 21h57m 22h40m 22h40m 4h12m 0.35
2019-04-29 4h45m 5h29m 21h58m 22h42m 22h42m 4h41m 0.26
2019-04-30 4h43m 5h27m 22h00m 22h44m 22h44m 4h43m

0.18

Twilight calendar was generated using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

See my blog post: Twilight Zone for the definitions of the different periods of twilight here: https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/.

NASA Calendar of Planetary Events

   Date			Local Time	Event
Apr	1	Mo		        Venus: 34.6° W
 	2	Tu	12:17 AM	Moon-Venus: 3° N
 	2	Tu	07:01 PM	Moon-Mercury: 4° N
 	5	Fr	04:50 AM	New Moon
 	9	Tu	02:40 AM	Moon-Mars: 5° N
 	9	Tu	11:43 AM	Moon-Aldebaran: 2.2° S
 	11	Th	02:59 PM	Mercury Elongation: 27.7° W
 	11	Th	07:59 PM	Moon North Dec.: 22° N
 	12	Fr	02:08 PM	Moon Ascending Node
 	12	Fr	03:06 PM	First Quarter
 	13	Sa	04:12 PM	Moon-Beehive: 0.2° N
 	14	Su	08:08 PM	Mars-Aldebaran: 6.5° N
 	15	Mo	04:22 AM	Moon-Regulus: 2.7° S
 	16	Tu	02:03 PM	Mercury-Venus: 4.3° N
 	16	Tu	06:02 PM	Moon Perigee: 364200 km
 	19	Fr	07:12 AM	Full Moon
 	22	Mo	07:58 PM	Lyrid Shower: ZHR = 20
 	22	Mo	08:06 PM	Uranus Conjunction
 	23	Tu	07:36 AM	Moon-Jupiter: 1.8° S
 	24	We	05:22 PM	Moon South Dec.: 22.1° S
 	25	Th	10:38 AM	Moon-Saturn: 0.4° N
 	25	Th	11:02 AM	Moon Descending Node
 	26	Fr	06:18 PM	Last Quarter
 	28	Su	02:20 PM	Moon Apogee: 404600 km
May	1	We		        Venus: 27.8° W
All event times are given for UTC-5 hr: Eastern Standard or UTC-4 hr: Daylight Saving Time starting April 10th.

Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC),
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SKYCAL/SKYCAL.html.

If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year or calendar pages for your time zone.

Sun and Moon Rising and Setting Events

Ephemeris of Sky Events for NMC Observatory

April, 2019 – Local time zone: EDT

Date

Sun

Twilight*

Moon

Illum

   

Rise

Set

Hours

End

Start

Phase

R/S**

Time

Fractn

Mon

1

07:23a

08:09p

12:45

09:14p

06:19a

 

Rise

06:37a

10%

Tue

2

07:21a

08:10p

12:49

09:15p

06:17a

 

Rise

07:02a

5%

Wed

3

07:20a

08:12p

12:52

09:17p

06:15a

 

Rise

07:26a

2%

Thu

4

07:18a

08:13p

12:55

09:18p

06:13a

 

Rise

07:50a

0%

Fri

5

07:16a

08:14p

12:58

09:19p

06:11a

New

Set

08:37p

1%

Sat

6

07:14a

08:15p

13:01

09:21p

06:09a

 

Set

09:41p

3%

 

Sun

7

07:12a

08:17p

13:04

09:22p

06:07a

 

Set

10:47p

7%

Mon

8

07:11a

08:18p

13:07

09:24p

06:05a

 

Set

11:53p

13%

Tue

9

07:09a

08:19p

13:10

09:25p

06:03a

 

Set

12:59a

21%

Wed

10

07:07a

08:20p

13:13

09:27p

06:01a

 

Set

02:03a

31%

Thu

11

07:05a

08:22p

13:16

09:28p

05:59a

 

Set

03:02a

41%

Fri

12

07:03a

08:23p

13:19

09:30p

05:57a

F Qtr

Set

03:54a

52%

Sat

13

07:02a

08:24p

13:22

09:31p

05:55a

 

Set

04:39a

64%

 

Sun

14

07:00a

08:25p

13:25

09:33p

05:53a

 

Set

05:18a

74%

Mon

15

06:58a

08:27p

13:28

09:34p

05:51a

 

Set

05:52a

84%

Tue

16

06:57a

08:28p

13:31

09:35p

05:49a

 

Set

06:23a

91%

Wed

17

06:55a

08:29p

13:34

09:37p

05:47a

 

Set

06:52a

97%

Thu

18

06:53a

08:30p

13:37

09:38p

05:45a

 

Set

07:22a

100%

Fri

19

06:51a

08:32p

13:40

09:40p

05:43a

Full

Rise

08:55p

99%

Sat

20

06:50a

08:33p

13:43

09:42p

05:41a

 

Rise

10:08p

97%

 

Sun

21

06:48a

08:34p

13:45

09:43p

05:39a

 

Rise

11:18p

92%

Mon

22

06:46a

08:35p

13:48

09:45p

05:38a

 

Rise

12:24a

85%

Tue

23

06:45a

08:37p

13:51

09:46p

05:36a

 

Rise

01:23a

77%

Wed

24

06:43a

08:38p

13:54

09:48p

05:34a

 

Rise

02:15a

68%

Thu

25

06:42a

08:39p

13:57

09:49p

05:32a

 

Rise

03:00a

59%

Fri

26

06:40a

08:40p

14:00

09:51p

05:30a

L Qtr

Rise

03:38a

49%

Sat

27

06:39a

08:41p

14:02

09:52p

05:28a

 

Rise

04:11a

40%

 

Sun

28

06:37a

08:43p

14:05

09:54p

05:26a

 

Rise

04:40a

31%

Mon

29

06:36a

08:44p

14:08

09:55p

05:24a

 

Rise

05:06a

23%

Tue

30

06:34a

08:45p

14:11

09:57p

05:23a

 

Rise

05:30a

15%

* Nautical Twilight

** Moonrise or moonset, whichever occurs between sunset and sunrise

 

02/28/2019 – Ephemeris – Looking ahead at March skies

February 28, 2019 Comments off

Ephemeris for Thursday, February 28th. Today the Sun will be up for 11 hours and 6 minutes, setting at 6:28, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:20. The Moon, 2 days past last quarter, will rise at 4:38 tomorrow morning.

Let’s look at the skies of March, which will start tomorrow. During March the increase in daylight hours are at its greatest, with spring 3 weeks away. Daylight hours will increase from 11 hours and 9 minutes tomorrow to 12 hours and 42 minutes on the 31st. Along with that, the altitude of the Sun at noon will increase from 38 degrees tomorrow to 49 ½ degrees at month’s end. Local noon, by the way for Interlochen and Traverse City, is about 12:50 p.m, which is mainly due to the fact that our standard time meridian happens to run through Philadelphia. That’s before daylight time starts in eleven days. Winter ends and spring will begin at 5:58 p.m. on the 20th.

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

Addenda

March Evening Star Chart

March Evening Star Chart

Star Chart for March 2019 (10 p.m. EDT March 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

The planets and stars are plotted for the 15th at 10 p.m. EST in the evening and 6 a.m. for the morning chart. These are the chart times. Note that Traverse City is located approximately 45 minutes behind our time meridian, West 75° longitude. (An hour 45 minutes behind our daylight saving time meridian during EDT). To duplicate the star positions on a planisphere you may have to set it to 1 hour 45 minutes earlier than the current time.

Note the chart times of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. are for the 15th. For each week before the 15th add ½ hour (28 minutes if you’re picky). For each week after the 15th subtract ½ hour. The planet positions are updated each Wednesday on this blog. For planet positions on dates other than the 15th, check the Wednesday planet posts on this blog.

March Morning Star Chart

March Morning Star Chart

Star Chart for March mornings 2019 (6 a.m. EST March 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here.

  • Pointer stars at the front of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris the North Star.
  • Follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper to the star Arcturus, and
  • Extend like a spike to Spica,
  • The Summer Triangle is in red.

Twilight Limits, Nautical and Astronomical

EST/EDT
Morning twilight Evening twilight Dark night Moon
Date Astro. Nautical Nautical Astro. Start End Illum.
2018-03-01 5h44m 6h17m 19h32m 20h06m 0.99
2018-03-02 5h42m 6h16m 19h33m 20h07m 1.00
2018-03-03 5h40m 6h14m 19h34m 20h08m 20h08m 20h40m 0.98
2018-03-04 5h38m 6h12m 19h36m 20h10m 20h10m 21h48m 0.93
2018-03-05 5h37m 6h11m 19h37m 20h11m 20h11m 22h54m 0.87
2018-03-06 5h35m 6h09m 19h38m 20h12m 20h12m 23h57m 0.79
2018-03-07 5h33m 6h07m 19h40m 20h14m 20h14m 0.70
2018-03-08 5h31m 6h05m 19h41m 20h15m 20h15m 0h58m 0.60
2018-03-09 5h29m 6h03m 19h42m 20h16m 20h16m 1h56m 0.50
2018-03-10 5h27m 6h02m 19h44m 20h18m 20h18m 2h50m 0.40
2018-03-11 6h26m 7h00m 20h45m 21h19m 21h19m 4h40m 0.31
2018-03-12 6h24m 6h58m 20h46m 21h20m 21h20m 5h25m 0.22
2018-03-13 6h22m 6h56m 20h47m 21h22m 21h22m 6h06m 0.15
2018-03-14 6h20m 6h54m 20h49m 21h23m 21h23m 6h20m 0.08
2018-03-15 6h18m 6h52m 20h50m 21h25m 21h25m 6h18m 0.04
2018-03-16 6h16m 6h50m 20h51m 21h26m 21h26m 6h16m 0.01
2018-03-17 6h14m 6h49m 20h53m 21h27m 21h27m 6h14m 0.00
2018-03-18 6h12m 6h47m 20h54m 21h29m 21h29m 6h12m 0.02
2018-03-19 6h10m 6h45m 20h55m 21h30m 22h21m 6h10m 0.06
2018-03-20 6h12m 6h47m 21h01m 21h36m 23h30m 6h12m 0.12
2018-03-21 6h10m 6h45m 21h02m 21h37m 6h10m 0.21
2018-03-22 6h08m 6h43m 21h03m 21h39m 0h39m 6h08m 0.31
2018-03-23 6h06m 6h41m 21h05m 21h40m 1h48m 6h06m 0.42
2018-03-24 6h03m 6h39m 21h06m 21h42m 2h54m 6h03m 0.54
2018-03-25 6h01m 6h37m 21h07m 21h43m 3h54m 6h01m 0.66
2018-03-26 5h59m 6h35m 21h09m 21h45m 4h48m 5h59m 0.77
2018-03-27 5h57m 6h33m 21h10m 21h46m 5h34m 5h57m 0.86
2018-03-28 5h55m 6h31m 21h12m 21h48m 0.93
2018-03-29 5h53m 6h29m 21h13m 21h49m 0.93
2018-03-30 5h51m 6h27m 21h14m 21h51m 0.98
2018-03-31 5h49m 6h25m 21h16m 21h52m 1.00

Twilight calendar was generated using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

See my blog post: Twilight Zone for the definitions of the different periods of twilight here: https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/.

NASA Calendar of Planetary Events

Date Local Time Event
Mar 1 Fr 01:23 AM Moon South Dec.: 21.6° S
1 Fr Venus: 40.8° W
1 Fr 01:40 PM Moon-Saturn: 0.3° S
2 Sa 06:03 AM Moon Descending Node
2 Sa 04:28 PM Moon-Venus: 1.3° N
4 Mo 06:25 AM Moon Apogee: 406400 km
6 We 11:04 AM New Moon
6 We 07:48 PM Neptune Conjunction
13 We 06:13 AM Moon-Aldebaran: 2° S
14 Th 06:27 AM First Quarter
14 Th 09:43 PM Mercury Inferior Conj.
15 Fr 01:59 PM Moon North Dec.: 21.8° N
16 Sa 12:22 PM Moon Ascending Node
17 Su 09:01 AM Moon-Beehive: 0.5° N
18 Mo 07:59 PM Moon-Regulus: 2.5° S
19 Tu 03:47 PM Moon Perigee: 359400 km
20 We 05:58 PM Vernal Equinox
20 We 09:43 PM Full Moon
26 Tu 10:28 PM Moon-Jupiter: 2° S
28 Th 12:10 AM Last Quarter
28 Th 09:02 AM Moon South Dec.: 21.9° S
29 Fr 01:11 AM Moon-Saturn: 0.1° N
29 Fr 09:08 AM Moon Descending Node
30 Sa 11:08 PM Mars-Pleiades: 3.2° S
31 Su 08:14 PM Moon Apogee: 405600 km
Apr 1 Mo Venus: 34.6° W

All event times are given for UTC-5 hr: Eastern Standard or UTC-4 hr: Daylight Saving Time starting March 10th.

Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC),
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SKYCAL/SKYCAL.html.

If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year or calendar pages for your time zone.

Sun and Moon Rising and Setting Events

Ephemeris of Sky Events for NMC Observatory
March, 2019 – Local time zone: EST
  Sun Twilight* Moon Illum
Date Rise Set Hours End Start Phase R/S** Time Fractn
Fri 1 07:20a 06:30a 11:09 07:33p 06:17a Rise 05:22a 18
Sat 2 07:18a 06:31p 11:12 07:34p 06:15a Rise 06:02a 12
Sun 3 07:16a 06:32p 11:15 07:35p 06:13a Rise 06:36a 6
Mon 4 07:15a 06:34p 11:18 07:36p 06:12a Rise 07:06a 3
Tue 5 07:13a 06:35p 11:22 07:38p 06:10a Rise 07:33a 0
Wed 6 07:11a 06:36p 11:25 07:39p 06:08a New Set 06:41p 0
Thu 7 07:09a 06:37p 11:28 07:40p 06:06a Set 07:41p 2
Fri 8 07:07a 06:39p 11:31 07:42p 06:05a Set 08:43p 5
Sat 9 07:06a 06:40p 11:34 07:43p 06:03a Set 09:45p 10
*** Start EDT ***
Sun 10 08:04a 07:41p 11:37 08:44p 07:01a Set 11:49p 17
Mon 11 08:02a 07:43p 11:40 08:46p 06:59a Set 12:54a 25
Tue 12 08:00a 07:44p 11:43 08:47p 06:57a Set 02:00a 35
Wed 13 07:58a 07:45p 11:46 08:48p 06:56a Set 03:05a 45
Thu 14 07:57a 07:47p 11:49 08:50p 06:54a F Qtr Set 04:08a 56
Fri 15 07:55a 07:48p 11:53 08:51p 06:52a Set 05:06a 67
Sat 16 07:53a 07:49p 11:56 08:52p 06:50a Set 05:58a 77
Sun 17 07:51a 07:50p 11:59 08:53p 06:48a Set 06:42a 87
Mon 18 07:49a 07:52p 12:02 08:55p 06:46a Set 07:21a 94
Tue 19 07:47a 07:53p 12:05 08:56p 06:44a Set 07:54a 98
Wed 20 07:46a 07:54p 12:08 08:57p 06:42a Full Rise 07:35p 100
Thu 21 07:44a 07:55p 12:11 08:59p 06:40a Rise 08:52p 99
Fri 22 07:42a 07:57p 12:14 09:00p 06:39a Rise 10:07p 95
Sat 23 07:40a 07:58p 12:18 09:02p 06:37a Rise 11:20p 88
Sun 24 07:38a 07:59p 12:21 09:03p 06:35a Rise 12:30a 80
Mon 25 07:36a 08:00p 12:24 09:04p 06:33a Rise 01:36a 71
Tue 26 07:34a 08:02p 12:27 09:06p 06:31a Rise 02:37a 62
Wed 27 07:33a 08:03p 12:30 09:07p 06:29a Rise 03:32a 52
Thu 28 07:31a 08:04p 12:33 09:08p 06:27a L Qtr Rise 04:20a 42
Fri 29 07:29a 08:05p 12:36 09:10p 06:25a Rise 05:02a 33
Sat 30 07:27a 08:07p 12:39 09:11p 06:23a Rise 05:38a 24
Sun 31 07:25a 08:08p 12:42 09:12p 06:21a Rise 06:09a 17

* Nautical Twilight
** Moonrise or moonset, whichever occurs between sunset and sunrise

Created using my LookingUp for DOS output as CSV.

01/31/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing February’s skies

January 31, 2019 Comments off

Ephemeris for Thursday, January 31st. Today the Sun will be up for 9 hours and 46 minutes, setting at 5:49, and it will rise tomorrow at 8:02. The Moon, half way from last quarter to new, will rise at 5:50 tomorrow morning.

February is the shortest month, even so the daylight hours throughout the month will be getting longer. Daylight hours will increase from 9 hours and 49 minutes tomorrow the first to 11 hours and 6 minutes on the 28th. The sunrise time will decrease from 8:02 tomorrow to 7:22 at month’s end. The sunset times will increase from 5:51 tomorrow to 6:28 on the 28th. Along with that the altitude of the sun at noon will increase from 28 degrees tomorrow to nearly 38 degrees at month’s end. Local noon, by the way for Interlochen and Traverse City is about 12:55 p.m. Mercury has just entered the evening sky and will be visible in twilight after sunset later this month.

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

Addenda

February Evening Star Chart

February Evening Star Chart

Star Chart for February 2019 (9 p.m. EST February 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

The planets and stars are plotted for the 15th at 9 p.m. EST in the evening and 6 a.m. for the morning chart. These are the chart times. Note that Traverse City is located approximately 45 minutes behind our time meridian. (An hour 45 minutes behind our daylight saving time meridian during EDT). To duplicate the star positions on a planisphere you may have to set it to 1 hour 45 minutes earlier than the current time.

Note the chart times of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. are for the 15th. For each week before the 15th add ½ hour (28 minutes if you’re picky). For each week after the 15th subtract ½ hour. The planet positions are updated each Wednesday on this blog. For planet positions on dates other than the 15th, check the Wednesday planet posts on this blog.

February Morning Star Chart

February Morning Star Chart

Star Chart for February mornings 2019 (6 a.m. EST February 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here.

  • Pointer stars at the front of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris the North Star.
  • Follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper to the star Arcturus, and
  • Extend like a spike to Spica,
  • The Summer Triangle is in red.

Twilight Limits, Nautical and Astronomical

Traverse City Morning twilight Evening twilight Dark night Moon
Date Astro. Nautical Nautical Astro. Start End Illum.
2019-02-01 6h22m 6h56m 18h55m 19h30m 19h30m 5h51m 0.09
2019-02-02 6h21m 6h55m 18h57m 19h31m 19h31m 6h21m 0.04
2019-02-03 6h20m 6h54m 18h58m 19h32m 19h32m 6h20m 0.01
2019-02-04 6h19m 6h53m 18h59m 19h33m 19h33m 6h19m 0
2019-02-05 6h18m 6h52m 19h01m 19h35m 19h35m 6h18m 0.01
2019-02-06 6h17m 6h51m 19h02m 19h36m 19h48m 6h17m 0.03
2019-02-07 6h16m 6h50m 19h03m 19h37m 20h48m 6h16m 0.08
2019-02-08 6h15m 6h49m 19h04m 19h38m 21h49m 6h15m 0.14
2019-02-09 6h14m 6h47m 19h06m 19h40m 22h50m 6h14m 0.21
2019-02-10 6h12m 6h46m 19h07m 19h41m 23h53m 6h12m 0.3
2019-02-11 6h11m 6h45m 19h08m 19h42m 6h11m 0.4
2019-02-12 6h10m 6h44m 19h10m 19h43m 0h57m 6h10m 0.51
2019-02-13 6h08m 6h42m 19h11m 19h45m 2h03m 6h08m 0.62
2019-02-14 6h07m 6h41m 19h12m 19h46m 3h11m 6h07m 0.73
2019-02-15 6h06m 6h40m 19h13m 19h47m 4h18m 6h06m 0.83
2019-02-16 6h04m 6h38m 19h15m 19h48m 5h22m 6h04m 0.91
2019-02-17 6h03m 6h37m 19h16m 19h50m 0.97
2019-02-18 6h02m 6h35m 19h17m 19h51m 0.97
2019-02-19 6h00m 6h34m 19h19m 19h52m 1
2019-02-20 5h59m 6h32m 19h20m 19h54m 0.99
2019-02-21 5h57m 6h31m 19h21m 19h55m 19h55m 21h05m 0.96
2019-02-22 5h55m 6h29m 19h22m 19h56m 19h56m 22h19m 0.9
2019-02-23 5h54m 6h28m 19h24m 19h57m 19h57m 23h31m 0.81
2019-02-24 5h52m 6h26m 19h25m 19h59m 19h59m 0.71
2019-02-25 5h51m 6h24m 19h26m 20h00m 20h00m 0h41m 0.61
2019-02-26 5h49m 6h23m 19h28m 20h01m 20h01m 1h47m 0.5
2019-02-27 5h47m 6h21m 19h29m 20h03m 20h03m 2h49m 0.4
2019-02-28 5h46m 6h20m 19h30m 20h04m 20h04m 3h46m 0.3

Twilight calendar was generated using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

See my blog post: Twilight Zone for the definitions of the different periods of twilight here: https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/

NASA Calendar of Planetary Events

Date Local Time Event
Feb 1 Fr Venus: 45.1° W
1 Fr 7:48 PM Moon South Dec.: 21.5° S
2 Sa 2:18 AM Moon-Saturn: 0.7° S
3 Su 1:35 AM Moon Descending Node
4 Mo 4:04 PM New Moon
5 Tu 4:26 AM Moon Apogee: 406600 km
12 Tu 5:26 PM First Quarter
13 We 10:29 PM Moon-Aldebaran: 1.7° S
16 Sa 4:56 AM Moon North Dec.: 21.6° N
17 Su 4:42 AM Moon Ascending Node
17 Su 10:05 PM Moon-Beehive: 0.6° N
18 Mo 9:16 AM Venus-Saturn: 1.1° N
19 Tu 4:06 AM Moon Perigee: 356800 km
19 Tu 8:08 AM Moon-Regulus: 2.4° S
19 Tu 10:53 AM Full Moon
26 Tu 6:28 AM Last Quarter
26 Tu 7:59 PM Mercury Greatest Elongation: 18.1° E
27 We 9:17 AM Moon-Jupiter: 2.5° S
Mar 1 Fr Venus 40.8° W

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard or Daylight Time

Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC),
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SKYCAL/SKYCAL.html

If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year or calendar pages for your time zone.

Sun and Moon Rising and Setting Events

Ephemeris of Sky Events for Interlochen/TC

February, 2019 – Local time zone: EST
Date Sun Twilight* Moon Illum
Rise Set Hours End Start Phase R/S** Time Fractn
Fri 1 08:02a 05:51p 09:49 06:57p 06:56a Rise 06:40a 7%
Sat 2 08:00a 05:52p 09:51 06:58p 06:55a Rise 07:24a 3%
Sun 3 07:59a 05:54p 09:54 06:59p 06:53a Rise 08:01a 1%
Mon 4 07:58a 05:55p 09:56 07:01p 06:52a New Set 05:48p 0%
Tue 5 07:57a 05:56p 09:59 07:02p 06:51a Set 06:47p 1%
Wed 6 07:56a 05:58p 10:02 07:03p 06:50a Set 07:47p 4%
Thu 7 07:54a 05:59p 10:04 07:04p 06:49a Set 08:48p 9%
Fri 8 07:53a 06:01p 10:07 07:06p 06:48a Set 09:48p 15%
Sat 9 07:52a 06:02p 10:10 07:07p 06:47a Set 10:50p 22%
Sun 10 07:50a 06:03p 10:13 07:08p 06:45a Set 11:52p 31%
Mon 11 07:49a 06:05p 10:16 07:10p 06:44a Set 12:57a 40%
Tue 12 07:47a 06:06p 10:18 07:11p 06:43a F Qtr Set 02:03a 51%
Wed 13 07:46a 06:08p 10:21 07:12p 06:41a Set 03:10a 61%
Thu 14 07:44a 06:09p 10:24 07:14p 06:40a Set 04:18a 72%
Fri 15 07:43a 06:11p 10:27 07:15p 06:39a Set 05:21a 81%
Sat 16 07:41a 06:12p 10:30 07:16p 06:37a Set 06:19a 90%
Sun 17 07:40a 06:13p 10:33 07:17p 06:36a Set 07:09a 96%
Mon 18 07:38a 06:15p 10:36 07:19p 06:34a Set 07:52a 99%
Tue 19 07:37a 06:16p 10:39 07:20p 06:33a Full Rise 06:28p 100%
Wed 20 07:35a 06:18p 10:42 07:21p 06:32a Rise 07:47p 97%
Thu 21 07:34a 06:19p 10:45 07:23p 06:30a Rise 09:05p 92%
Fri 22 07:32a 06:20p 10:48 07:24p 06:28a Rise 10:19p 84%
Sat 23 07:30a 06:22p 10:51 07:25p 06:27a Rise 11:31p 75%
Sun 24 07:29a 06:23p 10:54 07:26p 06:25a Rise 12:40a 65%
Mon 25 07:27a 06:24p 10:57 07:28p 06:24a Rise 01:46a 55%
Tue 26 07:25a 06:26p 11:00 07:29p 06:22a L Qtr Rise 02:49a 45%
Wed 27 07:24a 06:27p 11:03 07:30p 06:20a Rise 03:46a 35%
Thu 28 07:22a 06:28p 11:06 07:32p 06:19a Rise 04:38a 26%
* Nautical Twilight
** Moonrise or moonset, whichever occurs between sunset and sunrise

Created using my LookingUp for DOS output as HTML.

01/01/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing the month of January 2019

January 1, 2019 Comments off

Ephemeris for New Years Day, Tuesday, January 1st. The Sun will rise at 8:20. It’ll be up for 8 hours and 52 minutes, setting at 5:12. The Moon, 3 days past last quarter, will rise at 4:59 tomorrow morning. | Happy New Year. Let’s preview the month of January. We’re a day from the latest sunrise at about the same time as today, 8:20 a.m. and will back down to 8:03 by the 31st. Sunset times are currently increasing by a minute a day from 5:12 p.m. today to 5:49 at month’s end. Listeners will have about the same sunrise time in Ludington, Interlochen/Traverse City, Petoskey and Mackinaw City, but the sunset times will vary markedly with the sunset times earlier in the north than the south. The Quadrantid meteor shower will reach peak on the 3rd in the evening. Also on the 3rd the Earth will be its closest to the Sun for the entire year. And on the 20th there will be a total lunar eclipse in the evening.

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

Addenda

January Evening Star Chart

January Evening Star Chart

Star Chart for January 2019 (9 p.m. EST January 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

The planets and stars are plotted for the 15th at 9 p.m. EST in the evening and 6 a.m. for the morning chart. These are the chart times. Note that Traverse City is located approximately 45 minutes behind our time meridian. (An hour 45 minutes behind our daylight saving time meridian during EDT). To duplicate the star positions on a planisphere you may have to set it to 1 hour 45 minutes earlier than the current time.

Note the chart times of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. are for the 15th. For each week before the 15th add ½ hour (28 minutes if you’re picky). For each week after the 15th subtract ½ hour. The planet positions are updated each Wednesday on this blog. For planet positions on dates other than the 15th, check the Wednesday planet posts on this blog.

January Morning Star Chart

January Morning Star Chart

Star Chart for January mornings 2019 (6 a.m. EST January 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here.

  • Pointer stars at the front of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris the North Star.
  • Follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper to the star Arcturus, and
  • Extend like a spike to Spica,
  • The Summer Triangle is in red.
  • Quadr on the evening and morning star charts is the radiant of the Quadrantid meteor shower which peaks at 9:20 p.m. on the evening of the 3rd.

Twilight

Traverse City EST
Morning twilight Evening twilight Dark night Moon
Date Astro. Nautical Nautical Astro. Start End Illum.
2019-01-01 6h35m 7h10m 18h21m 18h57m 18h57m 3h54m 0.19
2019-01-02 6h35m 7h10m 18h22m 18h58m 18h58m 4h59m 0.11
2019-01-03 6h35m 7h11m 18h23m 18h58m 18h58m 6h02m 0.05
2019-01-04 6h35m 7h11m 18h24m 18h59m 18h59m 6h35m 0.02
2019-01-05 6h35m 7h11m 18h25m 19h00m 19h00m 6h35m 0
2019-01-06 6h35m 7h11m 18h26m 19h01m 19h01m 6h35m 0
2019-01-07 6h35m 7h10m 18h27m 19h02m 19h02m 6h35m 0.03
2019-01-08 6h35m 7h10m 18h28m 19h03m 19h56m 6h35m 0.07
2019-01-09 6h35m 7h10m 18h29m 19h04m 20h55m 6h35m 0.12
2019-01-10 6h35m 7h10m 18h30m 19h05m 21h55m 6h35m 0.2
2019-01-11 6h35m 7h10m 18h31m 19h06m 22h56m 6h35m 0.28
2019-01-12 6h34m 7h09m 18h32m 19h07m 23h57m 6h34m 0.37
2019-01-13 6h34m 7h09m 18h33m 19h08m 6h34m 0.47
2019-01-14 6h34m 7h09m 18h34m 19h09m 0h59m 6h34m 0.57
2019-01-15 6h34m 7h08m 18h35m 19h10m 2h04m 6h34m 0.68
2019-01-16 6h33m 7h08m 18h36m 19h11m 3h11m 6h33m 0.78
2019-01-17 6h33m 7h08m 18h37m 19h12m 4h21m 6h33m 0.87
2019-01-18 6h32m 7h07m 18h38m 19h13m 5h31m 6h32m 0.94
2019-01-19 6h32m 7h07m 18h40m 19h14m 0.98
2019-01-20 6h31m 7h06m 18h41m 19h15m 0.98
2019-01-21 6h31m 7h05m 18h42m 19h17m 1
2019-01-22 6h30m 7h05m 18h43m 19h18m 19h18m 19h41m 0.98
2019-01-23 6h29m 7h04m 18h44m 19h19m 19h19m 20h59m 0.93
2019-01-24 6h29m 7h03m 18h46m 19h20m 19h20m 22h15m 0.86
2019-01-25 6h28m 7h03m 18h47m 19h21m 19h21m 23h28m 0.76
2019-01-26 6h27m 7h02m 18h48m 19h22m 19h22m 0.66
2019-01-27 6h27m 7h01m 18h49m 19h24m 19h24m 0h38m 0.55
2019-01-28 6h26m 7h00m 18h50m 19h25m 19h25m 1h46m 0.44
2019-01-29 6h25m 6h59m 18h52m 19h26m 19h26m 2h52m 0.33
2019-01-30 6h24m 6h58m 18h53m 19h27m 19h27m 3h56m 0.24
2019-01-31 6h23m 6h57m 18h54m 19h28m 19h28m 4h55m 0.16

Twilight calendar was generated using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

See my blog post: Twilight Zone for the definitions of the different periods of twilight here: https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/

NASA Calendar of Planetary Events

  Date Time Event
Jan 1 Tu Venus: 46.9° W
1 Tu 04:50:00 PM Moon-Venus: 1.4° S
1 Tu 11:53:00 PM Saturn Conjunction
3 Th 02:37:00 AM Moon-Jupiter: 3.4° S
3 Th 04:59:00 AM Perihelion: 0.9833 AU
3 Th 09:28:00 PM Quadrantid Shower: ZHR = 120
5 Sa 01:46:00 PM Moon South Dec.: 21.6° S
5 Sa 08:28:00 PM New Moon
5 Sa 08:41:00 PM Partial Solar Eclipse*
5 Sa 11:59:00 PM Venus Elongation: 47° W
6 Su 07:08:00 PM Moon Descending Node
8 Tu 11:29:00 PM Moon Apogee: 406100 km
14 Mo 01:46:00 AM First Quarter
17 Th 01:20:00 PM Moon-Aldebaran: 1.6° S
19 Sa 06:20:00 PM Moon North Dec.: 21.5° N
20 Su 05:48:00 PM Moon Ascending Node
21 Mo 12:12:00 AM Total Lunar Eclipse
21 Mo 12:16:00 AM Full Moon
21 Mo 10:32:00 AM Moon-Beehive: 0.6° N
21 Mo 02:58:00 PM Moon Perigee: 357300 km
22 Tu 10:10:00 AM Venus-Jupiter: 2.4° N
22 Tu 08:41:00 PM Moon-Regulus: 2.5° S
27 Su 04:11:00 PM Last Quarter
29 Tu 09:46:00 PM Mercury Superior Conj.
30 We 06:54:00 PM Moon-Jupiter: 3° S
31 Th 12:36:00 PM Moon-Venus: 0.1° S
Feb 1 Fr Venus: 45.1° W

* Eclipse affects east Asia and the north Pacific

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard or Daylight Time

Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC),
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SKYCAL/SKYCAL.html

If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year or calendar pages for your time zone.

Sun and Moon Rising and Setting Events

Ephemeris of Sky Events for NMC Observatory
January 2019 – Local time zone: EST
Date Sun Twilight* Moon Illum
Rise Set Hours End Start Phase R/S** Time Fractn
Tue 1 08:20a 05:12p 8:52 06:23p 07:09a Rise 04:59a 15
Wed 2 08:20a 05:13p 8:53 06:23p 07:09a Rise 06:02a 9
Thu 3 08:20a 05:14p 8:54 06:24p 07:09a Rise 07:01a 4
Fri 4 08:20a 05:15p 8:55 06:25p 07:10a Rise 07:55a 1
Sat 5 08:19a 05:16p 8:56 06:26p 07:10a New Set 05:08p 0
Sun 6 08:19a 05:17p 8:57 06:27p 07:09a Set 06:01p 1
Mon 7 08:19a 05:18p 8:59 06:28p 07:09a Set 06:57p 3
Tue 8 08:19a 05:19p 9:00 06:29p 07:09a Set 07:55p 8
Wed 9 08:19a 05:20p 9:01 06:30p 07:09a Set 08:55p 13
Thu 10 08:18a 05:22p 9:03 06:31p 07:09a Set 09:55p 20
Fri 11 08:18a 05:23p 9:04 06:32p 07:09a Set 10:55p 28
Sat 12 08:18a 05:24p 9:06 06:33p 07:08a Set 11:56p 37
Sun 13 08:17a 05:25p 9:08 06:34p 07:08a Set 12:59a 47
Mon 14 08:17a 05:26p 9:09 06:35p 07:08a F Qtr Set 02:04a 57
Tue 15 08:16a 05:28p 9:11 06:36p 07:07a Set 03:11a 67
Wed 16 08:16a 05:29p 9:13 06:38p 07:07a Set 04:20a 77
Thu 17 08:15a 05:30p 9:15 06:39p 07:07a Set 05:31a 86
Fri 18 08:14a 05:31p 9:17 06:40p 07:06a Set 06:39a 93
Sat 19 08:14a 05:33p 9:19 06:41p 07:06a Set 07:41a 98
Sun 20 08:13a 05:34p 9:21 06:42p 07:05a Set 08:36a 100
Mon 21 08:12a 05:35p 9:23 06:43p 07:04a Full Rise 06:23p 99
Tue 22 08:11a 05:37p 9:25 06:44p 07:04a Rise 07:41p 95
Wed 23 08:11a 05:38p 9:27 06:46p 07:03a Rise 08:59p 89
Thu 24 08:10a 05:40p 9:29 06:47p 07:02a Rise 10:14p 80
Fri 25 08:09a 05:41p 9:32 06:48p 07:02a Rise 11:27p 70
Sat 26 08:08a 05:42p 9:34 06:49p 07:01a Rise 12:38a 60
Sun 27 08:07a 05:44p 9:36 06:51p 07:00a L Qtr Rise 01:46a 49
Mon 28 08:06a 05:45p 9:39 06:52p 06:59a Rise 02:52a 38
Tue 29 08:05a 05:46p 9:41 06:53p 06:58a Rise 03:55a 29
Wed 30 08:04a 05:48p 9:44 06:54p 06:57a Rise 04:55a 20
Thu 31 08:03a 05:49p 9:46 06:56p 06:56a Rise 05:50a 13
* Nautical Twilight
* Moonrise or moonset, whichever occurs between sunset and sunrise

11/30/2018 – Ephemeris – Previewing December skies

November 30, 2018 Comments off

Bob Moler with Ephemeris for Friday, November 30th. The Sun will rise at 7:58. It’ll be up for 9 hours and 5 minutes, setting at 5:04. The Moon, 1 day past last quarter, will rise at 1:29 tomorrow morning.

Let’s preview December’s skies. Winter will officially arrive on the 21st at 5:22 p.m., the winter solstice. The noontime sun will dip from 23 ½ degrees to a bit less than 22 degrees above the southern horizon on that day. There will be little movement in the sunset times: In the Traverse City/Interlochen area this will be from 5:03 tomorrow, down to 5:02 and then advancing to 5:11 at the end of the month. The sunrise times will advance from 7:58 tomorrow to 8:20 on the 31st. The big event in December will be the Geminid meteor shower whose maximum is on the morning of the 14th. An old comet will make a close pass of the Earth and may be quite bright by mid-month. Watch for Comet Wirtanen.

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

Addenda

December Evening Star Chart

Star Chart for December 2018 (9 p.m. EST December 15, 2018). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

The planets and stars are plotted for the 15th at 9 p.m. EST in the evening and 6 a.m. for the morning chart. These are the chart times. Note that Traverse City is located approximately 45 minutes behind our time meridian. (An hour 45 minutes behind our daylight saving time meridian during EDT). To duplicate the star positions on a planisphere you may have to set it to 1 hour 45 minutes earlier than the current time.

Note the chart times of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. are for the 15th. For each week before the 15th add ½ hour (28 minutes if you’re picky). For each week after the 15th subtract ½ hour. The planet positions are updated each Wednesday on this blog. For planet positions on dates other than the 15th, check the Wednesday planet posts on this blog.

December Morning Star Chart

Star Chart for December mornings 2018 (6 a.m. EST December 15, 2018). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge. The original morning chart uploaded December 1st was outdated.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here.

  • Pointer stars at the front of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris the North Star.
  • Follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper to the star Arcturus, and
  • Extend like a spike to Spica,
  • The Summer Triangle is in red.
  • GemR on the evening and morning star charts is the radiant of the Geminid meteor shower which peaks on the morning of the 14th,

Twilight

      Time zone=EDT      
  Morning twilight Evening twilight Dark night Moon
Date Astronomical Nautical Nautical Astronomical Start End Illum.
2018-12-01 6h20m 6h55m 18h16m 18h51m 18h51m 1h29m 0.33
2018-12-02 6h21m 6h56m 18h15m 18h50m 18h50m 2h39m 0.23
2018-12-03 6h22m 6h57m 18h15m 18h50m 18h50m 3h48m 0.14
2018-12-04 6h23m 6h58m 18h15m 18h50m 18h50m 4h56m 0.07
2018-12-05 6h24m 6h59m 18h15m 18h50m 18h50m 6h03m 0.03
2018-12-06 6h25m 7h00m 18h15m 18h50m 18h50m 6h25m 0.00
2018-12-07 6h26m 7h01m 18h15m 18h50m 18h50m 6h26m 0.00
2018-12-08 6h26m 7h02m 18h15m 18h50m 18h50m 6h26m 0.02
2018-12-09 6h27m 7h03m 18h15m 18h50m 19h15m 6h27m 0.06
2018-12-10 6h28m 7h04m 18h15m 18h50m 20h09m 6h28m 0.12
2018-12-11 6h29m 7h04m 18h15m 18h50m 21h06m 6h29m 0.19
2018-12-12 6h30m 7h05m 18h15m 18h51m 22h05m 6h30m 0.27
2018-12-13 6h30m 7h06m 18h15m 18h51m 23h05m 6h30m 0.36
2018-12-14 6h31m 7h07m 18h16m 18h51m 6h31m 0.45
2018-12-15 6h32m 7h07m 18h16m 18h51m 0h06m 6h32m 0.55
2018-12-16 6h32m 7h08m 18h16m 18h52m 1h07m 6h32m 0.65
2018-12-17 6h33m 7h09m 18h16m 18h52m 2h11m 6h33m 0.75
2018-12-18 6h30m 7h05m 18h13m 18h48m 3h16m 6h30m 0.84
2018-12-19 6h30m 7h06m 18h13m 18h49m 4h24m 6h30m 0.91
2018-12-20 6h31m 7h06m 18h14m 18h49m 5h34m 6h31m 0.97
2018-12-21 6h31m 7h07m 18h14m 18h50m 0.97
2018-12-22 6h32m 7h07m 18h15m 18h50m 1.00
2018-12-23 6h32m 7h08m 18h15m 18h51m 1.00
2018-12-24 6h33m 7h08m 18h16m 18h51m 18h51m 19h35m 0.97
2018-12-25 6h33m 7h09m 18h16m 18h52m 18h52m 20h49m 0.91
2018-12-26 6h34m 7h09m 18h17m 18h53m 18h53m 22h05m 0.82
2018-12-27 6h34m 7h09m 18h18m 18h53m 18h53m 23h19m 0.72
2018-12-28 6h34m 7h10m 18h18m 18h54m 18h54m 0.61
2018-12-29 6h34m 7h10m 18h19m 18h55m 18h55m 0h30m 0.49
2018-12-30 6h35m 7h10m 18h20m 18h55m 18h55m 1h40m 0.38
2018-12-31 6h35m 7h10m 18h21m 18h56m 18h56m 2h48m 0.28

Twilight calendar was generated using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

See my blog post: Twilight Zone for the definitions of the different periods of twilight here: https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/

NASA Calendar of Planetary Events

Date Local Event
      Time  
Dec 1 Sa   Venus: 39.9° W
  3 Mo 01:42:00 PM Moon-Venus: 3.8° S
  7 Fr 02:20:00 AM New Moon
  9 Su 12:30:00 AM Moon-Saturn: 1.2° S
  9 Su 06:12:00 AM Moon South Dec.: 21.5° S
  10 Mo 12:57:00 PM Moon Descending Node
  12 We 07:25:00 AM Moon Apogee: 405200 km
  14 Fr 07:16:00 AM Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120
  14 Fr 06:21:00 PM Moon-Mars: 3.9° N
  15 Sa 05:59:00 AM Mercury Elongation: 21.3° W
  15 Sa 06:49:00 AM First Quarter
  21 Fr 02:31:00 AM Moon-Aldebaran: 1.7° S
  21 Fr 02:49:00 PM Mercury-Jupiter: 0.8° N
  21 Fr 05:22:00 PM Winter Solstice
  22 Sa 03:03:00 AM Mercury-Antares: 6° N
  22 Sa 10:08:00 AM Jupiter-Antares: 5.2° N
  22 Sa 12:49:00 PM Full Moon
  22 Sa 04:00:00 PM Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10
  23 Su 06:48:00 AM Moon North Dec.: 21.6° N
  24 Mo 04:52:00 AM Moon Perigee: 361100 km
  24 Mo 06:54:00 AM Moon Ascending Node
  24 Mo 11:52:00 PM Moon-Beehive: 0.6° N
  26 We 11:06:00 AM Moon-Regulus: 2.5° S
  29 Sa 04:34:00 AM Last Quarter
         
         

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard or Daylight Time

Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC),
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SKYCAL/SKYCAL.html

If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year or calendar pages for your time zone.

Sun and Moon Rising and Setting Events

Ephemeris of Sky Events for NMC Observatory
December, 2018 – Local time zone: EST
Date Sun   Twilight* Moon Illum
    Rise Set Hours End Start Phase R/S** Time Fractn
Sat 1 07:59a 05:03p 09:04 06:12p 06:49a   Rise 02:38a 29.00%
                     
Sun 2 08:00a 05:03p 09:03 06:12p 06:50a   Rise 03:47a 19.00%
Mon 3 08:01a 05:03p 09:01 06:12p 06:51a   Rise 04:55a 12.00%
Tue 4 08:02a 05:02p 09:00 06:12p 06:52a   Rise 06:02a 6.00%
Wed 5 08:03a 05:02p 08:59 06:12p 06:53a   Rise 07:07a 2.00%
Thu 6 08:04a 05:02p 08:57 06:12p 06:54a   Rise 08:10a 0.00%
Fri 7 08:05a 05:02p 08:56 06:12p 06:55a New Set 05:40p 1.00%
Sat 8 08:06a 05:02p 08:55 06:12p 06:56a   Set 06:25p 3.00%
                     
Sun 9 08:07a 05:02p 08:54 06:12p 06:57a   Set 07:15p 7.00%
Mon 10 08:08a 05:02p 08:53 06:12p 06:58a   Set 08:09p 12.00%
Tue 11 08:09a 05:02p 08:52 06:12p 06:59a   Set 09:06p 19.00%
Wed 12 08:10a 05:02p 08:52 06:12p 06:59a   Set 10:05p 27.00%
Thu 13 08:10a 05:02p 08:51 06:12p 07:00a   Set 11:05p 36.00%
Fri 14 08:11a 05:02p 08:50 06:13p 07:01a   Set 12:05a 45.00%
Sat 15 08:12a 05:02p 08:50 06:13p 07:02a F Qtr Set 01:07a 55.00%
                     
Sun 16 08:13a 05:03p 08:49 06:13p 07:02a   Set 02:10a 65.00%
Mon 17 08:13a 05:03p 08:49 06:13p 07:03a   Set 03:15a 74.00%
Tue 18 08:14a 05:03p 08:49 06:14p 07:03a   Set 04:23a 83.00%
Wed 19 08:15a 05:04p 08:49 06:14p 07:04a   Set 05:33a 90.00%
Thu 20 08:15a 05:04p 08:48 06:15p 07:05a   Set 06:45a 96.00%
Fri 21 08:16a 05:05p 08:48 06:15p 07:05a   Set 07:56a 99.00%
Sat 22 08:16a 05:05p 08:48 06:16p 07:06a Full Rise 05:22p 100.00%
                     
Sun 23 08:17a 05:06p 08:49 06:16p 07:06a   Rise 06:25p 98.00%
Mon 24 08:17a 05:06p 08:49 06:17p 07:07a   Rise 07:35p 93.00%
Tue 25 08:17a 05:07p 08:49 06:17p 07:07a   Rise 08:49p 85.00%
Wed 26 08:18a 05:08p 08:49 06:18p 07:07a   Rise 10:05p 76.00%
Thu 27 08:18a 05:08p 08:50 06:19p 07:08a   Rise 11:18p 66.00%
Fri 28 08:18a 05:09p 08:50 06:19p 07:08a   Rise 12:30a 54.00%
Sat 29 08:19a 05:10p 08:51 06:20p 07:08a L Qtr Rise 01:39a 43.00%
                     
Sun 30 08:19a 05:11p 08:51 06:21p 07:08a   Rise 02:47a 33.00%
Mon 31 08:19a 05:12p 08:52 06:22p 07:09a   Rise 03:53a 24.00%

* Nautical Twilight
** Moonrise or moonset, whichever occurs between sunset and sunrise

 

11/01/2018 – Ephemeris – November preview

November 1, 2018 Comments off

Ephemeris for Thursday, November 1st. The Sun will rise at 8:20. It’ll be up for 10 hours and 10 minutes, setting at 6:31. The Moon, 1 day past last quarter, will rise at 2:14 tomorrow morning.

Let’s look ahead at the skies for the month of November. The Sun is still moving south rapidly. Daylight hours in the Interlochen/Traverse City area and will drop from 10 hours and 10 minutes today to 9 hours 5 minutes on the 30th. The altitude, or angle, of the Sun above the southern horizon at local noon will be at 30 degrees today and will descend to 23 and a half degrees on the 30th. The altitude of the Sun in the Straits area will be a degree lower. Local noon, this month, will be about 12:30 p.m. once we’re on standard time. The Leonid meteor shower will reach multiple peaks from the 16th through the 21st and is expected to be lackluster and may only produce 10 to 15 meteors per hour. But the Leonids can be surprising.

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

Addendum

November Evening Star Chart

November evening star chart
Star Chart for November 2018 (9 p.m. EST November 15, 2018). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.

The planets and stars are plotted for the 15th at 9 p.m. EST in the evening and 6 a.m. for the morning chart. These are the chart times. Note that Traverse City is located approximately 45 minutes behind our time meridian. (An hour 45 minutes behind our daylight saving time meridian during EDT). To duplicate the star positions on a planisphere you may have to set it to 1 hour 45 minutes earlier than the current time.

Note the chart times of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. are for the 15th. For each week before the 15th add ½ hour (28 minutes if you’re picky). For each week after the 15th subtract ½ hour. The planet positions are updated each Wednesday on this blog. For planet positions on dates other than the 15th, check the Wednesday planet posts on this blog.

November Morning Star Chart

November Morning star chart

Star Chart for November moprnings 2018 (6 a.m. EST November 15, 2018). Created using my LookingUp program. Click on image to enlarge.  The original morning chart uploaded November 1st was outdated.  This corrected chart was uploaded November 6th.

For a list of constellation names to go with the abbreviations click here.

  • Pointer stars at the front of the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris the North Star.
  • Follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper to the star Arcturus
  • The Summer Triangle is in red.
  • TauR on the evening star chart can be used as the radiant for the North and South Taurid meteor showers.
  • LeoR on the morning star chart is the radiant of the Leonid meteor shower which peaks between the 16th to 21st.

Twilight

Time zone=EDT
Morning twilight Evening twilight Dark night Moon
Date Astronomical Nautical Nautical Astronomical Start End Illum.
2018-11-01 6h47m 7h21m 19h39m 20h13m 20h13m 1h02m 0.41
2018-11-02 6h48m 7h22m 19h38m 20h12m 20h12m 2h14m 0.29
2018-11-03 6h49m 7h23m 19h37m 20h11m 20h11m 3h27m 0.19
2018-11-04 5h50m 6h24m 18h36m 19h10m 19h10m 3h39m 0.11
2018-11-05 5h52m 6h26m 18h34m 19h08m 19h08m 4h50m 0.05
2018-11-06 5h53m 6h27m 18h33m 19h07m 19h07m 5h53m 0.01
2018-11-07 5h54m 6h28m 18h32m 19h06m 19h06m 5h54m 0.00
2018-11-08 5h55m 6h29m 18h31m 19h05m 19h05m 5h55m 0.01
2018-11-09 5h56m 6h30m 18h30m 19h04m 19h04m 5h56m 0.05
2018-11-10 5h57m 6h32m 18h29m 19h03m 19h46m 5h57m 0.10
2018-11-11 5h59m 6h33m 18h28m 19h02m 20h33m 5h59m 0.17
2018-11-12 6h00m 6h34m 18h27m 19h01m 21h25m 6h00m 0.26
2018-11-13 6h01m 6h35m 18h26m 19h00m 22h20m 6h01m 0.35
2018-11-14 6h02m 6h36m 18h25m 19h00m 23h18m 6h02m 0.44
2018-11-15 6h03m 6h38m 18h24m 18h59m 6h03m 0.54
2018-11-16 6h04m 6h39m 18h24m 18h58m 0h18m 6h04m 0.63
2018-11-17 6h05m 6h40m 18h23m 18h57m 1h19m 6h05m 0.73
2018-11-18 6h07m 6h41m 18h22m 18h57m 2h21m 6h07m 0.81
2018-11-19 6h08m 6h42m 18h21m 18h56m 3h24m 6h08m 0.89
2018-11-20 6h09m 6h43m 18h21m 18h55m 4h30m 6h09m 0.95
2018-11-21 6h10m 6h45m 18h20m 18h55m 5h38m 6h10m 0.99
2018-11-22 6h11m 6h46m 18h19m 18h54m 0.99
2018-11-23 6h12m 6h47m 18h19m 18h54m 1.00
2018-11-24 6h13m 6h48m 18h18m 18h53m 0.99
2018-11-25 6h14m 6h49m 18h18m 18h53m 18h53m 19h38m 0.94
2018-11-26 6h15m 6h50m 18h17m 18h52m 18h52m 20h43m 0.88
2018-11-27 6h16m 6h51m 18h17m 18h52m 18h52m 21h52m 0.79
2018-11-28 6h17m 6h52m 18h16m 18h51m 18h51m 23h05m 0.68
2018-11-29 6h18m 6h53m 18h16m 18h51m 18h51m 0.56
2018-11-30 6h19m 6h54m 18h16m 18h51m 18h51m 0h17m 0.44
2018-10-31 6h45m 7h19m 19h40m 20h14m 20h14m 0.53

Twilight calendar was generated using Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts).

See my blog post: Twilight Zone for the definitions of the different periods of twilight here: https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/

NASA Calendar of Planetary Events

      Time  
Nov 1 Th Venus: 10.6° W
1 Th 11:16:00 PM Moon-Regulus: 2.1° S
5 Mo 12:31:00 PM South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10
6 Tu 09:59:00 AM Mercury Elongation: 23.3° E
7 We 11:02:00 AM New Moon
8 Th 11:56:00 PM Mercury-Antares: 1.8° N
11 Su 10:46:00 AM Moon-Saturn: 1.6° S
11 Su 09:21:00 PM Moon South Dec.: 21.4° S
12 Mo 11:48:00 AM North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15
13 Tu 09:04:00 AM Moon Descending Node
14 We 10:57:00 AM Moon Apogee: 404300 km
14 We 06:23:00 PM Venus-Spica: 1.5° S
15 Th 09:54:00 AM First Quarter
15 Th 11:16:00 PM Moon-Mars: 1.1° N
17 Sa 06:05:00 PM Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15
23 Fr 12:39:00 AM Full Moon
23 Fr 04:11:00 PM Moon-Aldebaran: 1.7° S
25 Su 08:48:00 PM Moon North Dec.: 21.5° N
26 Mo 01:25:00 AM Jupiter Conjunction
26 Mo 07:10:00 AM Moon Perigee: 366600 km
27 Tu 12:18:00 AM Moon Ascending Node
27 Tu 04:10:00 AM Mercury Inferior Conj.
27 Tu 03:57:00 PM Moon-Beehive: 0.8° N
29 Th 04:27:00 AM Moon-Regulus: 2.4° S
29 Th 07:19:00 PM Last Quarter
All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard or Daylight Time

Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC),
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SKYCAL/SKYCAL.html

If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year
or calendar pages for your time zone.

Sun and Moon Rising and Setting Events

Ephemeris of Sky Events for Interlochen/TC
November 2018 – Local time zone: EDT/EST
Date Sun Twilight* Moon Illum
Rise Set Hours End Start Phase R/S** Time Fract
Thu 1 08:20a 06:31p 10:11 07:36p 07:15a Rise 02:14a 35
Fri 2 08:21a 06:29p 10:08 07:34p 07:16a Rise 03:27a 25
Sat 3 08:22a 06:28p 10:05 07:33p 07:17a Rise 04:39a 16
*** Time Change – EST – Time Change ***
Sun 4 07:24a 05:27p 10:02 06:32p 06:19a Rise 04:50a 9
Mon 5 07:25a 05:25p 10:00 06:31p 06:20a Rise 06:00a 3
Tue 6 07:27a 05:24p 09:57 06:30p 06:21a Rise 07:09a 1
Wed 7 07:28a 05:23p 09:55 06:29p 06:22a New Set 05:52p 0
Thu 8 07:29a 05:22p 09:52 06:28p 06:23a Set 06:26p 2
Fri 9 07:31a 05:21p 09:49 06:26p 06:25a Set 07:03p 6
Sat 10 07:32a 05:19p 09:47 06:25p 06:26a Set 07:46p 11
Sun 11 07:33a 05:18p 09:44 06:25p 06:27a Set 08:33p 18
Mon 12 07:35a 05:17p 09:42 06:24p 06:28a Set 09:25p 26
Tue 13 07:36a 05:16p 09:40 06:23p 06:29a Set 10:20p 35
Wed 14 07:37a 05:15p 09:37 06:22p 06:31a Set 11:18p 44
Thu 15 07:39a 05:14p 09:35 06:21p 06:32a F Qtr Set 12:18a 54
Fri 16 07:40a 05:13p 09:33 06:20p 06:33a Set 01:18a 63
Sat 17 07:41a 05:12p 09:30 06:19p 06:34a Set 02:20a 72
Sun 18 07:43a 05:11p 09:28 06:19p 06:35a Set 03:24a 80
Mon 19 07:44a 05:10p 09:26 06:18p 06:36a Set 04:29a 88
Tue 20 07:45a 05:10p 09:24 06:17p 06:38a Set 05:37a 94
Wed 21 07:47a 05:09p 09:22 06:17p 06:39a Set 06:47a 98
Thu 22 07:48a 05:08p 09:20 06:16p 06:40a Set 07:58a 100
Fri 23 07:49a 05:07p 09:18 06:15p 06:41a Full Rise 05:55p 99
Sat 24 07:50a 05:07p 09:16 06:15p 06:42a Rise 06:42p 96
Sun 25 07:52a 05:06p 09:14 06:14p 06:43a Rise 07:39p 90
Mon 26 07:53a 05:06p 09:12 06:14p 06:44a Rise 08:43p 82
Tue 27 07:54a 05:05p 09:10 06:14p 06:45a Rise 09:52p 72
Wed 28 07:55a 05:04p 09:09 06:13p 06:46a Rise 11:05p 61
Thu 29 07:56a 05:04p 09:07 06:13p 06:47a L Qtr Rise 12:17a 50
Fri 30 07:58a 05:04p 09:06 06:13p 06:48a Rise 01:28a 39
* Nautical Twilight
** Rise or set whichever occurs between sunset and sunrise