Moon Sort of in Conunction with Mars and Saturn

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   Monday morning April 25th the 18 day old waning gibbous Moon will be within a few degrees from the planet Mars and a few more degrees from the planet Saturn. Not really a true conjunction but the trio will all fit within a 7×50 binocular field of view.

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   The reddish star Antares, the ‘heart’ of Scorpius the Scorpion is 4-5o south from Mars and is just outside the binocular field of view.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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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