Home » News & Blogs » 12/31/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing the skies of January 2020
Bookmark and Share
Bob Moler's Ephemeris Blog

12/31/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing the skies of January 2020

31 Dec 2019, 05:01 UTC
12/31/2019 – Ephemeris – Previewing the skies of January 2020
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Ephemeris for New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31st. The Sun will rise at 8:20. It’ll be up for 8 hours and 51 minutes, setting at 5:11. The Moon, 2 days before first quarter, will set at 10:47 this evening.
Tomorrow starts a new year and a new decade. The daylight hours start slowly getting longer and will accelerate during the month. Daylight hours will increase from 8 hours and 52 minutes tomorrow to 9 hours and 45 minutes on the 31st. The sunrise time will decrease from 8:20 tomorrow to 8:03 at months end. The sunset times will increase from 5:12 tomorrow to 5:49 on the 31st. Along with that the altitude of the sun at noon will increase from 22 degrees tomorrow to nearly 28 degrees at month’s end. It will be a degree lower for folks in the Straits area because they are a degree of latitude farther north. Local noon, by the way for Interlochen and Traverse City is about 12:51 p.m. in January.
The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
January Evening Star Chart
Star Chart for January 2020 (9 p.m. EST January 15, ...

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day