Saturn, Mars, and the Moon

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   Sunday evening August 31st the 6.5 day young waxing crescent Moon will be close to the planets Mars and Saturn. All three objects of this triple conjunction will easily fit within the field of view of binoculars. Closest will be at 19 UT (2 pm CDT) but there will be parts of the world that may be able to see the Moon occult (pass in front of) Saturn.

   
   
   
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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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