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Skywatch: A dark sky will greet you this week

We’ll see a darker sky this week which will mean we see better conditions for stargazing.

We’ll see a darker sky this week which will mean we see better conditions for stargazing.

The reason for the darker sky is because the New Moon arrives at 10:31 p.m. Sunday night.

With a darker sky, you might be able to see our home galaxy. The Milky Way is a river of light that stretches across the night sky. It’s made up of stars, gas & dust. 

Early risers could see it if they’re far enough from the city lights. Look in the southern sky after 4 a.m.

The moon has a date with the Red Planet later this week. On Friday night, a young Crescent Moon will hang just below Mars. Look in the west after sunset. 

Happy hunting!