Leo Paws the Moon!

   Monday evening the waxing gibbous Moon will be within 3-4o from the heart of Leo the Lion, the star Regulus. Both fit comfortably within the field of view of a pair of binoculars.
   Regulus, viewed as a bright star with an apparent magnitude of 1.3, is located at a distance of 78-79 light years from the Earth. Regulus is actually a multiple star system consisting of 2 pair of stars. Regulus is paired with a smaller companion star, possibly a white dwarf star.
   Read more about the star Regulus at the EarthSky web site.


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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