This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, March 22nd, and Thursday, March 23rd, written by Louis Suarato. The 31% illuminated, waning crescent Moon sets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the constellation Sagittarius. The Moon rises again as a 25% illuminated crescent at 4:15 a.m. Thursday in Capricornus. Venus may be too close to the Sun to view after sunset, but you still may be able to find our closest planetary neighbor in daylight using binoculars. Be careful not to look too close to the Sun. Look for Mercury around 7:30 p.m. about 10 degrees above the western horizon. … Continue reading
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