Just as the crescent Venus is growing slimmer, so are the chances of the planet being seen from North America as it quickly sinks toward the Sun in the evening twilight. The planet now sets about an hour after sunset while those in the United Kingdom have lost their chance for one last glance. Meanwhile, lucky observers in Australia can still enjoy the splendid trio of Venus, Jupiter and the bright star Regulus for a full two hours after sunset.
If you’re lucky enough to still see the planet and have a pair of binoculars, take one last look. Even a pair of 10×50’s should show the crescent while a small telescope will provide an even better view.
Dwarf planet Ceres leaves Microscopium and returns to Sagittarius. (Magnitude 7.3. All night.)
The constellation Vulpecula (the Fox) culminates at midnight tonight. (All night.)
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