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Eye on the Night Sky

Eye on the Night Sky

April 15, 2021

Nightly Events

  • Tonight:

    Last evening's slender Crescent Moon climbs higher tonight, nestled to the right of the bright red star Aldebaran, the red "eye" of Taurus, the Bull in the failing twilight between 8:30 and 9:00 PM. The Seven Sisters are looking on, well to the lower right of the Moon.

  • April 16:

    The waxing Crescent Moon hangs below the red planet Mars this evening, one third of the way above the western horizon. Well to their upper right you find the bright star Capella, while along that same line, to the lower left, the orange beacon Betelgeuse marks the shoulder of Orion.

  • April 17:

    The mighty Hercules is mighty hard to locate in the skies, but finding his faint "keystone" or "bow tie" shape can be done by looking between the brilliant star Arcturus, halfway up in the east-southeast, and the star Vega, due northeast, near 9:55 PM.