The Sides Point the Way

moon-venus-ani   Before sunrise this Friday and Saturday morning look for a thin waning crescent Moon to be near the planet Venus. The corner stars for the asterism “the Great Square” of Pegasus have been labeled to show how the Moon and Venus are sort of lined up with the right side of the square on Saturday and then with left side on Saturday.
    As these two graphics show the Moon will be to the west (right) from Venus on Friday and then to the east (left) of Venus on Saturday morning.

   
   
   
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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