This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 6:50am and sets at 5:30pm; the 61% illuminated waning Gibbous Moon rose at 11:26pm on preceding day and sets on 10:21am. Last Quarter Moon occurs on Saturday at 2:33pm. On Sunday, before sunrise, look in the south to southeast sky for the Moon, Antares, and Saturn in the predawn and dawn sky. Every year, the Sun and Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, are in conjunction on or near December 1, where Antares … Continue reading
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