The just-past new Moon, Venus, Saturn and Mercury continue to cluster about the Sun today but are still too close to be visible.
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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
00:50 UT – The just-past new Moon is north of Venus. (Venus: 99% illuminated, magnitude -3.9, apparent diameter 9.8”. Scorpius, not visible.)
02:23 UT – The just-past new Moon is north of Antares. (Moon: Ophiuchus, not visible.)
04:45 UT – The just-past new Moon is north of dwarf planet Ceres. (Ceres: magnitude 8.6. Ophiuchus, not visible.)
The Sun leaves Libra and enters Scorpius.
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.
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