The Moon reaches first quarter tonight in the constellation of Virgo, the Virgin, but the view will vary a little depending on where you live in the world. For observers in Australia, it appears close to Spica and high above the western horizon. Conversely, those in the U.K. will see the Moon and star low in the south-west, while observers in North America can catch the Moon midway between Spica and Saturn.
04:04 UT – First Quarter Moon. (Naked eye, Virgo, evening sky. See images above.)
09:51 UT – Dwarf planet Ceres reaches its maximum brightness. Magnitude: 7.3 (Microscopium, all night.)
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