Tonight’s Sky

Skywatch Line for Wednesday November 25th and Thursday November 26th, 2020

This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, November 25th, and Thursday, November 26th, written by Louis Suarato. The 82% illuminated, waxing gibbous Moon rises at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday in the constellation Pisces, where it will be about 5 degrees below Mars, and trails the red planet across the sky. The Moon reaches apogee, its farthest distance from Earth during this lunar cycle, at 7:29 p.m., Thursday, at the distance of 252,211 miles, when it will join Mars in the constellation Pisces. Pisces is also the home of Messier deep sky object M74. M74 is a spiral galaxy about… Continue reading

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