The waxing gibbous Moon appears close to both Jupiter and the bright star Regulus tonight. Jupiter is pretty bright and should be easily visible, but Regulus may appear to be dimmed by the bright light of the Moon.
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Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
03:59 UT – The waxing gibbous Moon passes Jupiter. (Jupiter: magnitude -2.5, diameter 44.3”. Cancer, evening sky. See image above.)
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