Tonight’s Sky

Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, July 16th and 17th, 2018

This is the Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday, July 16th and 17th. The Sun sets at 8:31 PM; night falls at 10:38. Dawn begins at 3:23 AM and ends with the Sun rising at 5:31. The 4-day-old Monday’s Moon blazes with minus 7th magnitude near Leo’s tail. The Moon is about 21% illuminated and about 22º high; it sets at 11:12 PM. Tuesday’s Moon is brighter and larger in our instruments, migrates to Virgo, 31% lit and about 27º high; it sets at 11:43. Mercury is quite low on the southwestern horizon. It shares Leo with Venus, gleams with… Continue reading

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