This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 6:50am and sets at 4:31pm; Moon rises at 5:42am and sets at 4:31pm, at the time of sunset. New Moon occurs on Saturday at 6:42am. Saturn, at magnitude 0.5, is about 10 degrees above the southwest horizon, as dusk begins. Mars, shining at magnitude 1.7, is gaining altitude as it grows in size and brightness in the morning sky. The red planet climbs to about 20 degrees above the southeast horizon an hour before sunrise. Jupiter, at… Continue reading
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