This is the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Line for Wednesday, July 15th, and Thursday, July 16th, written by Louis Suarato. The 23% illuminated, waning crescent Moon sets at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday. Jupiter rises in the constellation Sagittarius at 8:17 p.m., followed by Saturn 23 minutes later. A new feature has been discovered on Jupiter. On May31st of this year, amateur astronomer Clyde Foster viewed a new spot using a filter on his telescope that is sensitive to wavelengths of light where methane gas can be seen in Jupiter’s atmosphere. “Clyde’s Spot” was verified by the Juno spacecraft two days later when… Continue reading
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