First Quarter Moon Near Spica


   Monday evening, July 11th, around the time the sun is setting look toward the southwestern horizon for the first quarter Moon to be about 6o from the bluish-star Spica in the constellation of Virgo the Harvest Maiden. from its classical depiction Spica is held by Virgo in her left hand and the star is represented as a bundle of harvested grasses.
   
   
   

Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for monthly observing information, or here to go to bobs-spaces.

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