This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, October 28th, and Thursday, October 29th, written by Louis Suarato. The 93% illuminated, waxing gibbous Moon rises at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday. Mars rises 4 minutes later and will trail the Moon by about 10 degrees throughout the night. Thursday night, Mars will lead the Moon across the sky. The Moon and red planet will be separated by about 5 degrees. Jupiter and Saturn emerge over the southern horizon 6 degrees apart during twilight. The two gas giants will set at 10:28 p.m., and 10:55 p.m., respectively. Venus rises at 4:22 a.m.,… Continue reading
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