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06/30/2020 – Ephemeris – Previewing the skies of July 2020

30 Jun 2020, 04:01 UTC
06/30/2020 – Ephemeris – Previewing the skies of July 2020
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This is Ephemeris for Tuesday, June 30th. Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 31 minutes, setting at 9:32, and it will rise tomorrow at 6:01. The Moon, 2 days past first quarter, will set at 3:15 tomorrow morning.
Lets preview July’s skies. The Sun, having reached its northern solstice, is beginning to slide southward again, at first imperceptibly, then with greater speed. The daylight hours will decrease from 15 hours and 30 minutes tomorrow to 14 hours 40 minutes at month’s end. The daylight hours will be slightly shorter south of Interlochen, and slightly longer to the north. The altitude of the Sun at local noon, when it is due south will decrease from 68 degrees tomorrow to 63 degrees at month’s end. Despite the warmth, the Earth will reach its greatest distance from the Sun on Saturday the 4th. Both Jupiter and Saturn reach opposition from the Sun this month and officially become evening planets.
The event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
July Evening Star Chart
Star Chart for July 2020 (11 p.m. EDT July 15, 2019). Created using my LookingUp program. ...

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