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

28 Feb 2019, 05:01 UTC
02/28/2019 – Ephemeris – Looking ahead at March skies
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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.
March Evening Star Chart
Star Chart for March 2019 (10 p.m. EDT March 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. ...

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