When the Moon Hits You in the Eye

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Like a big pizza pie.
   This evening the 4.4 day old waxing crescent Moon is mixed in with the open star cluster the Hyades. This group of stars is loosely arranged in a v-shape pattern with the point of the V as the Bull’s nose and the stars at the top or open end marking the bull’s eyes.

bull-face    The brightest of the stars in the Hyades is the reddish star Aldebaran, as one of the bull’s eyes. In some stories the red eye color suggests an angry bull.

   
   
   
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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