The waxing crescent Moon appears close to Mars in the evening sky tonight.
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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
08:21 UT – The waxing crescent Moon is north of Mars. (Mars: 92% illuminated, magnitude 1.0, apparent diameter 5.2”. Sagittarius, not visible.)
09:01 UT – Mercury is 1.7° south of Saturn. (Mercury: 98% illuminated, magnitude -0.9, apparent diameter 4.7”. Saturn: magnitude 0.5, apparent diameter 15.1”. Libra, not visible.)
10:11 UT – Venus is 0.9° south of dwarf planet Ceres. (Venus: 99% illuminated, magnitude -3.9, apparent diameter 9.9”. Ceres: magnitude 8.6. Ophiuchus, not visible.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.
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