This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Monday, and Tuesday, January 27th and 28th, written by Joe Slomka. The Sun sets at 5:01 PM; night falls at 6:39. Dawn breaks at 5:36 AM and ends with the Sun rising at 7:14. The Moon and Venus, both in Aquarius, dominate the early evening sky. Monday, Venus blazes with minus 4th magnitude high in the southwest, appears about 15 arc-seconds in size and appears about 75% illuminated. The waxing Moon lies about 6° below Venus, appears about one half degree in size and 9% illuminated. The Moon sets at 7:49 PM… Continue reading
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