This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, the Sun rises at 6:08am and sets at 7:42pm; the full Moon occurs at 7:12am; Moon rises at 8:04pm and sets at 6:36am. Look to the west as evening twilight begins to fade to see Mars, at magnitude 1.6, in constellation Taurus. Mars is noticeably fainter than Aldebaran, Taurus’ brightest star. Both Mars and Aldebaran glow with the same pale orange hue. Mars sets around 11:30pm. Jupiter, at magnitude –2.4, rises around midnight. Jupiter shines fairly high in the south… Continue reading
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