Catch the Moon hanging with Mars this week up in the sky
(WHSV) - The Moon will be hanging out with Mars this week up in the sky as sunsets start to get really late.
THE MOON HANGS WITH MARS
On Tuesday evening, Mars will be several finger-widths to the lower right of the Moon. You’ll be able to catch the duo in the same field of view with binoculars. Look to the western sky after the sun sets. The earlier you look, the better the viewing as the two will lower throughout the evening. The pair starts to set after 1 am, so there won’t be a very limited time to view the two. Skies should be clear enough to view the two at some point as we will be partly cloudy.
This week, we will gain another 16 minutes of daylight. By May 1st, we will have 13 hours and 49 minutes of daylight and 10 hours and 11 minutes of nighttime. Sunrises will move from 6:27 am to 6:18 am while sunsets will move from 8:00 pm to 8:07 pm.
Daily Sunrise/Sunset Times this week:
|Apr 24||6:27 am||8:00 pm||13 hrs, 33 mins|
|Apr 25||6:26 am||8:01 pm||13 hrs, 35 mins|
|Apr 26||6:24 am||8:02 pm||13 hrs, 38 mins|
|Apr 27||6:23 am||8:03 pm||13 hrs, 40 mins|
|Apr 28||6:22 am||8:04 pm||13 hrs, 42 mins|
|Apr 29||6:21 am||8:05 pm||13 hrs, 44 mins|
|Apr 30||6:19 am||8:06 pm||13 hrs, 47 mins|
ISS VIEWING (MOST VIEWABLE)
|Tue Apr 25, 5:30 am||5 min||41°||17° above W||10° above NE|
|Wed Apr 26, 4:43 am||4 min||74°||65° above W||10° above NE|
NEXT MOON PHASES
|Moon Phases||Date and Time|
|First Quarter Moon||April 27th, 5:19 pm|
|Full Moon||May 5th, 1:34 pm|
|Third Quarter Moon||May 12th, 10:28 am|
|New Moon||May 19th, 11:53 am|
CURRENT PLANET VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES
Venus: In the western sky at sunset, sets just after 11:30 pm in the northwest
Mars: In the west-southwestern sky at sunset, sets in the northwest just after 1:30 am
Jupiter: Nearly impossible to view, rises in the east just before sunrise, not in sky at sunset
Saturn: Not in the sky at sunset, limited viewing, rises in the sky around 4 am in the eastern sky
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