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10/14/2019 – Ephemeris – Columbus Day

14 Oct 2019, 04:01 UTC
10/14/2019 – Ephemeris – Columbus Day
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Ephemeris for Columbus Day, Monday, October 14th. Today the Sun will be up for 11 hours and 3 minutes, setting at 7:00, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:57. The Moon, 1 day past full, will rise at 7:49 this evening.
Today the United States celebrates Columbus Day, a Monday near the date Christopher Columbus landed on a Caribbean island, and found people who got there at least 15 thousand years earlier. Due to superior technology, and nothing else really, the Europeans conquered the peoples of the continents they called the Americas, deeming the indigenous peoples, incorrectly, as savages. My astronomical journey started with learning the constellations and their stories from the ancient Greeks. About seven years ago I began to investigate the constellations and stories of the Anishinaabe peoples whose ancient lands we live on, which turn out to be as rich and meaningful as those I learned in my youth from the Old World.
The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.

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