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04/01/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing April skies

1 Apr 2019, 04:01 UTC
04/01/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing April skies
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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.
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