Thin Waning Crescent Moon Near Jupiter

   Friday morning October 28th the 27.5-day old waning crescent Moon will be within 1o from the planet Jupiter and a little closer to Porrima, a 3.4 magnitude star in the constellation of Virgo.


   This is another of those opportunities to see a thin crescent shape Moon, and in this case a Moon that is less than 20 hours from its new phase. With binoculars or a wide field eyepiece this view should be an interesting sight.


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

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