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10/01/2020 – Ephemeris – Previewing October Skies

1 Oct 2020, 04:01 UTC
10/01/2020 – Ephemeris – Previewing October Skies
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This is Ephemeris for Thursday, October 1st. Today the Sun will be up for 11 hours and 40 minutes, setting at 7:22, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:42. The Moon, at full today, the Harvest Moon, will rise at 7:45 this evening.
Let’s look at the skies for the month of October. The Sun will still be moving south rapidly. Daylight hours in the Interlochen/Traverse City area and will drop from 11 hours and 40 minutes today to 10 hours, 11 minutes at month’s end. The altitude of the Sun above the southern horizon at local noon will be 42 degrees today, and will descend to 31 degrees on Halloween, also in the Interlochen area. The Straits area will have the Sun a degree lower. Local noon, when the Sun is due south will be about 1:30 p.m. Sunrise times will increase from 7:41 today all the way to 8:20 a.m. in Interlochen and Traverse City on the 31st. Sunset times will decrease from 7:22 p.m. today to 6:32 on Halloween.
The event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
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