Tonight’s Sky

Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, February 18th and 19th, 2019

This is the Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, February 18th and 19th. The Sun sets at 5:30 PM; night falls at 7:05. Dawn begins at 5:12 AM and ends with Sunrise at 6:47. The early evening western horizon contains two planet pairs, each with a bright and a dim planet. The first pair occupies Aquarius. Mercury shines with minus 1st magnitude, appears about 80% illuminated, about 6 arc-seconds in size and about 8º above the western horizon. About a half-degree away, much dimmer Neptune shines with 8th magnitude and is a tiny 2 arc-seconds in size. Both set by… Continue reading

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