This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, November 25th, and Thursday, November 26th, written by Louis Suarato. The 82% illuminated, waxing gibbous Moon rises at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday in the constellation Pisces, where it will be about 5 degrees below Mars, and trails the red planet across the sky. The Moon reaches apogee, its farthest distance from Earth during this lunar cycle, at 7:29 p.m., Thursday, at the distance of 252,211 miles, when it will join Mars in the constellation Pisces. Pisces is also the home of Messier deep sky object M74. M74 is a spiral galaxy about… Continue reading
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