Moon At Descending Node – Near Venus

25may-descending_node   Tomorrow, 25 May, our Moon will be crossing the plane of the ecliptic moving south. This is known as the descending node, one of two intersections the Moon’s orbital path has with the ecliptic.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

   At sunrise Sunday morning look toward the east to see the thin 26.5 day old waning crescent Moon to be about 2 degrees from the plant Venus.

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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