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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Massive Shell-Expelling Star G79.29+0.46

September 25, 2017

Massive Shell-Expelling Star G79.29+0.46 Stars this volatile are quite rare. Captured in the midst of dust clouds and visible to the right and above center is massive G79.29+0.46, one of less than 100 luminous blue variable stars (LBVs)...

Astronomical Time Information for
the Fargo-Moorhead Area

Current Local Time:Monday, September 25, 2017 10:09:40 am CDT
Julian Date:2458022.13171
Local Sidereal Time:09:02:21.9

The following sunrise/sunset times are for Paul P. Feder Observatory at Buffalo River State Park, about 14 miles from the MSUM Campus. They are only accurate to about 3 minutes since no attempt has been made to deal with the effects of changing temperature/humidity on atmospheric refraction. However, they should be reasonably accurate anywhere in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Daylight on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Paul J. Feder Observatory
 StartEnd
Solar Day (Sun Rising/Setting)7:15 am CDT7:20 pm CDT
Astronomical Day (Darkest Skies)5:33 am CDT9:02 pm CDT
You can click on the "ICAL" button to the right to download an iCal file with the Sunrise and Sunset times for the next year (iCal files should be compatible with Mac OS X iCal or MIcrosoft Outlook).

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