The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.
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Aries

The ram; in Greek mythology, the animal whose golden fleece was recovered by Jason and the Argonauts.

Cetus

The sea monster, which in Greek mythology attacked Cepheus's territory and Andromeda, but which was slain by Perseus.

Andromeda

The Princess Andromeda; in Greek mythology, the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus.

Cassiopeia

Queen Cassiopeia; in Greek mythology, wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.

Triangulum

The triangle; appearing similar to a capital delta in the Greek alphabet.

Fornax

The furnace; originally a chemist's distillation furnace, introduced by Lacaille in 1756.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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Thu, Oct 22, 2020


Sunrise 07:13
Sunset 18:02
Twilight ends 19:34
begins 05:40

6-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

44%

6 days old


Rise Set
Mercury 07:53 18:08
Venus 04:08 16:42
Moon 13:53 22:54
Mars 17:36 06:21
Jupiter 13:33 22:50
Saturn 13:53 23:20

All times shown in EDT.
The sky on 22 October 2020
Sunrise
07:13
Sunset
18:02
Twilight ends
19:34
Twilight begins
05:40

6-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

44%

6 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:53 13:01 18:08
Venus 04:08 10:25 16:42
Moon 13:53 18:24 22:54
Mars 17:36 23:56 06:21
Jupiter 13:33 18:12 22:50
Saturn 13:53 18:37 23:20
All times shown in EDT.