Tonight’s Sky

Skywatch Line for Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16, written by Sam Salem

By Melanie Evans | June 14, 2024

This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 5:16am and sets at 8:35pm; Moon sets at 1:17am and rises at 1:17pm. The first quarter Moon will fall on Friday at 3:18am. The Moon will reach apogee, its farthest distance from Earth in…

Skywatch Line for Wednesday and Thursday,  June 12 and 13, 2024, written by Alan French

By Melanie Evans | June 12, 2024

This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Wednesday and Thursday,  June 12 and 13, 2024, written by Alan French. The Sun rises at 5:16 A.M. on Wednesday and sets at 8:34 P.M. On Thursday it rises at 5:16 and sets at 8:35. This Thursday has just under 5 minutes more daylight than last Thursday. The Moon reached…

Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday June 10th and 11th, written by Joe Slomka

By Melanie Evans | June 10, 2024

This is the Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday June 10th and 11th, written by Joe Slomka. The Sun sets at 8:33 PM; night falls at 10:49. Dawn begins at 3:01 AM and ends with Sunrise at 5:17. Monday’s 4½ day-old-moon, rose at 9:01 AM in Cancer, by 9 PM it is 33°…

Skywatch Line for Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, written by Sam Salem

By Melanie Evans | June 6, 2024

This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 5:17am and sets at 8:32pm; Moon rises at 5:44am and sets at 10:20pm. The waxing crescent Moon returns to the evening sky, crossing the upright Gemini twins as they set for the…

Skywatch Line for Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6, 2024, written by Alan French

By Melanie Evans | June 4, 2024

This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6, 2024, written by Alan French. The Sun rises at 5:18 A.M. on Wednesday and sets at 8:30 P.M. On Thursday it rises at 5:17 and sets at 8:31. This Thursday has just 8 minutes more daylight than last Thursday. In May…

Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday June 3rd and 4th, written by Joe Slomka

By Melanie Evans | June 3, 2024

This is the Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday June 3rd and 4th, written by Joe Slomka. The Sun sets at 8:29 PM; night falls at 10:42. Dawn begins at 3:06 AM and ends with Sunrise at 5:18. The Moon resides in northwestern Aries on both nights. Monday’s 26-day-old Moon rises at 3:10…

Skywatch Line for Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, written by Sam Salem

By Melanie Evans | May 31, 2024

This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 5:20am and sets at 8:27pm; Moon rises at 2:03am and sets at 1:43pm. The Moon will reach perigee, its closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth, on Sunday, when it’s 228,727 miles away. In…

Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday May 27th and 28th, written by Joe Slomka

By Melanie Evans | May 27, 2024

This is the Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Monday and Tuesday May 27th and 28th, written by Joe Slomka. The Sun sets at 8:24 PM; night falls at 10:32. Dawn begins at 3:13 AM and ends with Sunrise at 5:22. Monday’s Moon is heading toward Last Quarter. It sets at 8:38 AM in western Sagittarius…

Skywatch Line for Friday, May 24, through Sunday, May 26, written by Sam Salem

By Melanie Evans | May 24, 2024

This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, May 24, through Sunday, May 26, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 5:24am and sets at 8:21pm; Moon sets at 5:39am and rises at 10:08pm. On Sunday, the waning gibbous Moon rises around midnight. Once it’s well up, cover it with your fingertip to…

Skywatch Line for Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23, 2024, written by Alan French

By Melanie Evans | May 22, 2024

This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23, 2024, written by Alan French. The Sun rises at 5:26 A.M. on Wednesday and sets at 8:18 P.M. On Thursday it rises at 5:25 and sets at 8:20. This Thursday has just over 13 more minutes of daylight than last Thursday.…