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10/13/2020 – Ephemeris – Mars at opposition and Ada Lovelace Day

13 Oct 2020, 04:01 UTC
10/13/2020 – Ephemeris – Mars at opposition and Ada Lovelace Day
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This is Bob Moler with Ephemeris for Ada Lovelace Day, Tuesday, October 13th. Today the Sun will be up for 11 hours and 4 minutes, setting at 7:00, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:57. The Moon, 3 days before new, will rise at 4:50 tomorrow morning.
Mars will be in opposition from the Sun this afternoon and will officially enter the evening sky and begin rising before sunset. Ada Lovelace or more properly Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and worked for Charles Babbage, and is considered the first computer programmer, even though Babbage was unable to build his mechanical computer the Analytic Engine in the mid 1800s. This day is set aside to celebrate the accomplishments of women of science, technology, engineering and math, STEM. This year three women were awarded Nobel Prizes: Two in chemistry, and one shared with two men in physics. The computer language Ada was created for the US Department of Defense.
The event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
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Mars Opposition
Inner solar system on October 13, 2020 showing Mars at opposition from the Sun. ...

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