So where will the Moon be next month at about this phase? On 14 August the waxing gibbous Moon will be 7.96 days old and will be to the west of scorpion’s pincers. On 15 August the 9.08 day old Moon will be just east of the Scorpion’s pincers.
The animated graphic to the right is set for 10 pm CDT, and cycles through an image of the scorpion, a star pattern by H.A. Rey; a zodiacal pattern; just the stars; and then just the stars with the heart of the Scorpion, the reddish star Antares labeled.
(H.A. Rey wrote the Curious George books, and also a book about constellations in which he drew the star patterns differently than the classical patterns – The Stars: A New Way to Know Them.)
Click here to go to the H.A. Rey web site.
Click here to read what I wrote about the Moon phases and monthly position shift and how it happens in a blog from about ‘this time’ last month.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information.