There is a good opportunity to see Earthshine on the waxing crescent Moon tonight.
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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
11:54 UT – The waxing crescent Moon is north of Pluto. (Pluto: magnitude 14.2. Sagittarius, not visible.)
Asteroid 3 Juno brightens to magnitude 8.5. (Hydra, pre-dawn sky.)
Asteroid 4 Vesta leaves Ophiuchus and enters Sagittarius. (Magnitude 7.5. Ophiuchus, not visible.)
The Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower comes to an end. (Maximum Zenith Hourly Rate: Variable.)
Good opportunity to see Earthshine on the waxing crescent Moon.
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.
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