February 3rd, 2016
Two days after encountering Mars, the waning crescent Moon now passes Antares and appears close to Saturn. It’ll continue to move on toward both Mercury and Venus on the 6th.
If you live in the northern hemisphere, that might be your best chance to catch Mercury as it’s still low on the horizon. However, if you live in the south, it should be easily seen in the east some time before sunrise.
All Astronomical Events for February 3rd, 2016
08:09 UT – The waning crescent Moon is north of Antares. (Ophiuchus, pre-dawn sky. See details above.)
19:09 UT – The waning crescent Moon is north of Saturn. (Saturn: magnitude 0.6, diameter 15.8”, Ophiuchus, pre-dawn sky. See details above.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.
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