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06/01/2020 – Ephemeris – Let’s preview June’s bright skies (Long days and short nights)

1 Jun 2020, 04:01 UTC
06/01/2020 – Ephemeris – Let’s preview June’s bright skies (Long days and short nights)
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This is Bob Moler with Ephemeris for Monday, June 1st. Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 21 minutes, setting at 9:21, and it will rise tomorrow at 5:59. The Moon, 3 days past first quarter, will set at 4:15 tomorrow morning.
Ephemeris start’s its 46th orbit of the Sun today, so let’s preview June skies. There will be a lot of sunlight in June. The daylight hours will increase a bit from 15 hours and 21 minutes today to 15 hours and 34 minutes on the 20th, the solstice, retreating back to 15 hours 31 minutes at month’s end. At this time of the year the sunset times for Ludington, Interlochen, Petoskey and Mackinaw City are very nearly the same. However the sunrise times are at their most divergent. With Ludington’s sunrise being 14 minutes later than Mackinaw City’s. The altitude of the Sun above the southern horizon at local noon will increase from about 67 and a half degrees to 68 and three-quarters on the 20th. Local noon, when the Sun is actually due south in the Interlochen area will occur at about 1:43 p.m.
The event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area ...

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