This is the Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, December 10th and 11th. The Sun sets at 4:21 PM; night falls at 6:03. Dawn begins at 5:33 AM and ends with the Sun rising at 7:16. The waxing Moon, in Sagittarius, dominates the evening sky. At 3-days-old, it shines with minus 5th magnitude, appears about 12% illuminated and is 19º high. It sets at 7:24 PM. Tuesday’s Moon is located in Capricornus, brighter, larger, 24º high and sets at 8:23 PM. Monday’s Moon shares Sagittarius with Saturn. The Ringed Planet is low at 7º and shines with zero magnitude. Now… Continue reading
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