This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13, written by Alan French. Having reached new on Tuesday, a young, slender, crescent Moon is a difficult target on Wednesday night, but higher and easier by Thursday. On Thursday evening it will be close to Mercury and provide a nice landmark to aid spotting the innermost planet. If you have trouble spotting the Moon or Mercury, binoculars may bring success. Once located in binoculars, they should be easier to spot by eye. The Sun sets at 8:09 on Wednesday night and at 8:10 Thursday. Look for… Continue reading
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