This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 6:45am and sets at 6:48pm; Moon sets at 10:18am and rises at 8:43pm. On Friday morning, watch the Moon sitting below the magnitude 5.7 Uranus in the west-southwestern sky. When they rise again on Friday night, the Moon will sit 5 degrees to Uranus’ lower left, close enough for them to share the view in binoculars. The blue-green dot of Uranus can be seen in binoculars. Note Uranus’ location between the stars of the constellations of Aries… Continue reading
Skywatch Line scripts are written by members of the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers. Scripts are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without permission.