Tonight’s Sky

Skywatch Line for Friday, January 21, through Sunday, January 23, 2022

This is Dudley Observatory’s Skywatch Line for Friday, January 21, through Sunday, January 23, written by Sam Salem. On Friday, Sun rises at 7:20am and sets at 4:54pm; Moon sets at 9:38am and rises at 8:45pm. Venus, at magnitude –4.3, emerges into dawn view. Look for it low in the east-southeast about 45 or 30 minutes before sunrise. It gets higher every day. In a telescope or good binoculars, it’s a thin crescent, getting thicker every day. Mars, fainter at magnitude +1.5, is low in the southeast in early dawn. If Venus has risen at the time of observation, it… Continue reading

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