March 5th, 2016
The waning crescent Moon slips closer toward new and, in the process, passes through the more southerly constellations of summer. Consequently, observers in Australia and the southern hemisphere can easily enjoy Earthshine as the Moon will still be high over the horizon in the time before the dawn.
For those in the United Kingdom and North America, spotting the stars of Sagittarius might prove more to be more troublesome. If those stars elude you, try looking a little higher for an easier summer star, Altair, the brightest in Aquila the Eagle.
All Astronomical Events for March 5th, 2016
Good opportunity to see Earthshine on the waning crescent Moon. (Pre-dawn sky. See details above.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.
Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope
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