About ten days ago, the Moon, Mars and Venus appeared close together in the evening sky. Since then, the Moon has moved on towards the asteroid Juno while Venus and Mars have been slowly drifting apart. Take another look at the planets tonight and come back in another ten days to see how the scene has changed.
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Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
05:30 UT – The waxing gibbous Moon passes asteroid 3 Juno. (Juno: magnitude 8.5. Cancer, evening sky.)
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