Venus-Beehive-Moon Conjunction

Binocular View of Conjunction Area

Tomorrow morning, September 12th the thin 26-day old waning crescent Moon will be within about 5 degrees from the planet Venus. And just a couple of degrees from Venus is the open star cluster, M-44, or more commonly known as the Beehive Cluster. As the graphic to the right shows the three will all fit within the field of view of 7×50 binoculars.
Looking toward the east before sunrise, as this graphic shows, you will see some of the bright winter stars that form the ‘winter hexagon‘, or the ‘winter circle’ as it is also known.

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