The Moon reaches last quarter and can be seen swimming amongst the faint stars of Pisces, the Fishes. Although it rises after midnight, it will still be clearly visible during the morning daylight hours.
Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
14:09 UT – The almost last quarter Moon passes asteroid 4 Vesta. (Vesta: magnitude 7.0. Cetus, pre-dawn sky.)
20:24 UT – Last Quarter Moon. (Naked eye, Pisces, pre-dawn sky.)
Mercury leaves Orion and enters Gemini. (73% illuminated, magnitude -0.8, diameter 5.9”. Not visible.)
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