Moon Says, “I’m Your Venus.”

   Sunday March 22nd the waxing crescent Moon will be within about 3o from the inner planet Venus. Both will easily fit within the field of view of binoculars, and both will offer an interesting contrast in apparent magnitudes. Venus shines at a -4.0 while the 2.6-day old crescent Moon has an apparent magnitude of -10.0.

   
   
   
   
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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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