This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, March 21st, and Thursday, March 22nd, written by Louis Suarato. The 15% illuminated, waxing crescent Moon remains in the sky until 10:34 p.m. Wednesday. Look to the Moon’s upper left for Taurus’ brightest star, Aldebaran, and to the Moon’s upper right for the Pleiades star cluster. Thursday night, the Moon and Aldebaran will be separated by less than 1 degree. Aldebaran is the 14th brightest star in the nighttime sky, shining at magnitude 0.85. This red giant star is about 40 times the size of the Sun, and 350 times as… Continue reading
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