This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, November 13th, and Thursday, November 14th, written by Louis Suarato. The 99% illuminated, waning gibbous Moon rises among the stars of the Hyades Star Cluster in the constellation Taurus at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday. Look 3 degrees below the Moon for Taurus’ brightest star, Aldebaran, and 11 degrees above the Moon for the Pleiades star cluster. Aldebaran, also know as Alpha Tauri, is the 14th brightest star in the sky, shining at magnitude 0.85. It is a red giant star located approximately 65 light-years from our solar system. In Arabic, Aldebaran translates… Continue reading
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