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10/12/2017 – Ephemeris – Is it a flying horse or a moose?

12 Oct 2017, 04:01 UTC
10/12/2017 – Ephemeris – Is it a flying horse or a moose?

Stellarium and GIMP

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Ephemeris for Thursday, October 12th. The Sun will rise at 7:54. It’ll be up for 11 hours and 8 minutes, setting at 7:02. The Moon, at last quarter today, will rise at 1:02 tomorrow morning.
A reminder that fall is here is located high in the southeast around 9 p.m. It’s one of the great autumn constellations: Pegasus the flying horse of Greek myth. Its most visible feature is a large square of four stars, now standing on one corner. This feature, called the Great Square of Pegasus, represents the front part of the horse’s body. The horse is quite aerobatic, because it is seen flying upside down. Remembering that fact, the neck and head is a bent line of stars emanating from the right corner star of the square. Its front legs can be seen in a gallop extending to the upper right from the top star of the square. To the Anishinaabek peoples in the Great Lakes region it is the Moose, body where the square is and head where the front legs of Pegasus are. It’s antlers use the stars of Lacerta the lizard.
The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may ...

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