This is the Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday March 8th, and 9th, written by Joe Slomka. The Sun sets at 5:54 PM; night falls at 7:28. Dawn breaks at 4:43 AM and ends with sunrise at 6:17. Monday’s Moon already rose and set by sunset. Tuesday’s 29-day-old Moon rises in Capricornus at 4:38 AM and sets at 1:52 PM, 15% illuminated. Wednesday’s Moon rises at 5:18 AM and appears 8% lit. Monday’s night sky displays a glittering array for the beginner. Three bright stars dazzle: Sirius (the Dog Star), Betelgeuse and Rigel in Orion, Aldebaran and Mars… Continue reading
Skywatch Line scripts are written by members of the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers. Scripts are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without permission.