Jupiter and Waxing Crescent Moon

9 p.m. CDT

9 p.m. CDT

   This evening the Moon once again begins its phase cycle – well actually it started a couple of days ago, on the 10th with a new Moon. Tonight after sunset the 4-day old waxing crescent Moon is close to the planet Jupiter and the two open star clusters in Taurus, as the banner graphic at the top of this page shows. These open star clusters are the Pleiades, marking the shoulder of the Bull, and the v-shaped Hyades forming the face of Taurus. This graphic shows the Moon and Jupiter as seen with a pair of 7×50 binoculars. The Moon will be about 3 degrees from Jupiter.

      Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information.

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