This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, August 16th, and Thursday, August 17th, written by Louis Suarato. The 30% illuminated, waning crescent Moon sets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Moon rises again as a 26% illuminated crescent at 1:33 a.m. in the constellation Orion, surrounded by Venus, Capella, Aldebaran, and Betelgeuse. Friday morning, a thinner crescent Moon will be about 10 degrees to the upper right of Venus in the constellation Gemini. Saturn and Jupiter grace the evening sky, Saturn, high over the southern horizon, Jupiter, low in the west. Take out your binoculars on these moonless nights… 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.