Tonight’s Sky

Skywatch Line for Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23, 2017

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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