This is the Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, May 21st and 22nd. The Sun sets at 8:17 PM; night falls at 10:21. Dawn breaks at 3:22 AM and ends with the Sun rising at 5:26. Monday’s western evening sky has two close mutual approaches and another in the southeast. All can be observed through binoculars or telescopes. Venus, in Gemini, shines at minus 4th magnitude, appears 83% illuminated and 20º high; as the sky darkens, binocular viewers can see the star cluster M-37 less than a degree away. Venus sets at 10:56 PM. Monday’s Moon, in Leo, blazes at… Continue reading
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