This is the Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, August 20th and 21st. The Sun sets at 7:49 PM; night falls at 9:35. Dawn breaks at 4:22 AM and ends with sunrise at 6:08. The evening planetary parade continues. Venus, in Virgo, blazes with minus 4th magnitude low in the western sky. Our binoculars or telescope reveals it to be about 47% lit, but 25 arc-seconds in size. It sets at 9:22 PM. Jupiter is moderately low in the southwestern sky, blazes at minus 2nd magnitude and is a large 35 arc-seconds in size. It continues to accompany Libra’s bright… Continue reading
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