This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 6:43am and sets at 6:53pm; the Waxing Crescent Moon sets at 8:29pm. The new Moon occurred on Thursday at 1:30am. Jupiter, at –1.7 magnitude, is the twilight-only planet this weekend. It sets roughly an hour after the Sun. As twilight begins to fade, Saturn, at 0.5 magnitude, is about 20 degrees high in the southwest. Venus, at–3.9 magnitude, rises before 5 am. Next to appear is Mars, at 1.8-magnitude. The red planet is a relatively faint dot… Continue reading
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