The waning crescent Moon passes close to Jupiter in the pre-dawn sky.
These images depict the sky at approximately 5 a.m. local time.
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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
12:06 UT – The waning crescent Moon appears south of Jupiter. (Magnitude -1.9, diameter 33.0”, Cancer, pre-dawn sky.)
14:48 UT – The waning crescent Moon is at apogee. Distance to Earth: 405,766 km. (Cancer, pre-dawn sky.)
20:33 UT – Mercury passes 36’ south of Spica. (78% illuminated, magnitude 0.1, diameter 6.7”, Virgo, evening sky.)
Good opportunity to see Earthshine on the waning crescent Moon.
Jupiter increases its apparent diameter to 33.0”. (Magnitude -1.9, diameter 33.0”, Cancer, pre-dawn sky.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.
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