A Steamed Moon

   Saturday March 14th the waning crescent Moon will be centered within the Milky Way as that part of the sky rises. While in reality the reflected light from the Moon will have brightened the sky too much to allow the Milky Way to be seen nonetheless the Milky Way is still there. And when one pictures the constellation as its teapot-shape asterism suggests then it is not hard to imagine that the Milky Way is the steam rising from the teapot.

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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