Moon Escapes Scorpius

   Over the next several days, June 1st through 3rd the Moon moves from waxing gibbous phase to full Moon on the 2nd to waning gibbous phase. During this 3-day period the Moon will pass the pincers of Scorpius the Scorpion as if escaping the scorpion’s grasp. Along the way the Moon will pass a few degrees from the outer planet Saturn, and then the reddish star Antares.

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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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