This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, February 28, through Sunday, March 1, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 6:33am and sets at 5:43pm, the waxing crescent Moon rises at 9:03am and sets at 10:38pm. The early Friday evening features a close pairing of the waxing crescent Moon with the brightest planet, Venus. Look for them in the western twilight, shortly after sunset. The Moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull, and the Moon’s lit side points directly at Venus, which sits much lower in the sky and closer to the horizon As… Continue reading
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