This is the Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, August 19th and 20th, written by Joe Slomka. The Sun now sets at 7:51 PM; night falls at 9:37. Dawn breaks at 4:20 AM and ends with the Sun rising at 6:07. The giant planets Jupiter and Saturn continue their solitary presence in our evening sky. At Civil Dusk, Jupiter still inhabits the constellation Ophiuchus, blazing at minus 2nd magnitude and about 25º high in the South; it sets a half-hour after midnight. The planet is nearing the end of its appearance, so events on the planet become rare, due to… 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.