Saturn, Mars, and Spica

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Click on graphic to see it full size.

   Look toward the south-southwest skies before sunrise tomorrow, Wednesday morning the 19th of February to see the 19 day old waning gibbous Moon. Within a few degrees from the Moon is the bluish-white star Spica in the constellation Virgo the Harvest Maiden, and the ‘Red Planet’ Mars. All three will fit within the field of view of an average pair of binoculars.

   
   
   
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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