This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, April 8th, and Thursday, April 9th, written by Louis Suarato. The post proxigean 99% illuminated, waning gibbous Moon rises at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday. Venus blazes high above the western horizon at -4.62 magnitude and 42% illuminated, and sets at 11:37 p.m. in the west-northwest. Look for the Pleiades star cluster 5 degrees below Venus. The reddish star to the left of Venus is Aldebaran, the brightest in the constellation Taurus. The first planet to rise overnight will be Jupiter, at 2:53 a.m. Thursday. Jupiter will be followed by Saturn at 3:11… Continue reading
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