Tonight’s Sky

Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, April 24th and 25th, 2017

This is the Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, April 24th and 25th. The Sun sets at 7:48 PM; night falls at 9:35. Dawn breaks at 4:10 AM and ends with the Sun rising at 5:58. Only two planets are visible in the twilight sky. Mars is moderately low in the western sky; at civil dusk, it is 18 degrees high and appears as a tiny first magnitude red dot in Taurus. Do not confuse Taurus’ red star Aldebaran for Mars. Mars sets at 10:11 PM. Jupiter, in Virgo, is up moderately high in the eastern sky. It flashes at … Continue reading

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