Moon Near (Sort of) Antares

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   Wednesday 9 July the nearly full Moon will be about 8o from the reddish star Antares in Scorpius the Scorpion. The reflected moonlight will brighten the sky so much that the Milky Way is not visible leaving only the brightest stars and planets as visible.
   The graphics below illustrate how the sky would look with and without the light from the Moon.
   

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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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