Moon Near Regulus

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

   Tuesday evening, 1 July, look toward the western horizon at around sunset for the thin 4.75 day old waxing crescent Moon to be a few degrees from Regulus, the ‘heart’ of Leo the Lion. The two will be separated by 6-7o so both will easily fit within the field of view of 7×50 binoculars as the banner graphic at the top of the page shows.

   
   
   
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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