The first quarter Moon passes by Regulus, the brightest star in Leo the Lion, in the early evening twilight tonight. Australian observers will get to see the pair at their closest while those in the United Kingdom and North America will see the Moon further along its celestial path.
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Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
09:41 UT – The almost first quarter Moon passes Regulus. (Naked eye, Leo, evening sky. See images above.)
17:18 UT – First Quarter Moon. (Naked eye, Leo, evening sky. See images above.)
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