Waxing Crescent Moon Near Venus

   Friday evening December 2nd the thin 3.5-day old waxing crescent Moon will be about 7-8o from the inner planet Venus. Several other planets are also visible above the horizon. At the time the graphic is set for, 5:30 pm CST, the planet Saturn has just set, Mercury is within about 30 minutes from setting, and Mars shines within the constellation of Capricornus the Sea Goat.
   Not visible to the naked eye, but part of the picture, is the outermost of the 8 planets, Neptune.

   
   
   

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