Last night the waxing gibbous Moon appeared close to Regulus in the evening sky; tonight it has moved past that bright star and is now headed toward Spica, the brightest star in Virgo the Virgin.
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Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
04:55 UT – The waxing gibbous Moon passes Regulus. (Naked eye, Leo, evening sky. See image above.)
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Learn more about upcoming astronomical events in 2015 An Astronomical Year (Kindle Edition) and The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) (Kindle Edition and Paperback Edition) and 2016 An Astronomical Year (North American Kindle Edition.)
The Amateur Astronomer’s Notebook allows astronomers to log 150 observing sessions and includes an appendix of hundreds of suggested deep sky objects.
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