This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, the Sun rises at 7:14am and sets at 6:07pm; the waxing gibbous Moon sets at 1:47am and rises at 4:07pm. Neptune sits 3 degrees north of the Moon on Saturday. Look for Jupiter, at magnitude –1.8, as early as possible in evening twilight. It hovers just 5 degrees above the southwest horizon. Saturn and Mars are also visible at the same time and much easier to appreciate. Saturn shines at magnitude 0.5 and sits some 20 degrees above the southwest… Continue reading
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