Tonight’s Sky

Skywatch Line for Wednesday, April 8th, and Thursday, April 9th, 2020

This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, April 8th, and Thursday, April 9th, written by Louis Suarato. The post proxigean 99% illuminated, waning gibbous Moon rises at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday. Venus blazes high above the western horizon at -4.62 magnitude and 42% illuminated, and sets at 11:37 p.m. in the west-northwest. Look for the Pleiades star cluster 5 degrees below Venus. The reddish star to the left of Venus is Aldebaran, the brightest in the constellation Taurus. The first planet to rise overnight will be Jupiter, at 2:53 a.m. Thursday. Jupiter will be followed by Saturn at 3:11… Continue reading

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