This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 5:36am and sets at 8:27pm; Moon rises at 3:43am and sets at 6:50pm. New Moon occurs on Sunday at 5:46am. Mercury is higher in the evening twilight this weekend. Its greatest elongation from the Sun occurs on July 25. Jupiter shines at magnitude –1.9 high up in the west-southwest as darkness falls. At magnitude 0.2, Saturn is still an easy find low down in southern of constellation Ophiuchus. The best time to see Saturn in a telescope … Continue reading
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