Earthshine on a Southerly Crescent Moon

 

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.

Adapted from 2016: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom) and 2016: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.)

 

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.

All times are in Universal Time (UTC). To convert the time to your timezone, click here. Night sky simulations created using Mobile Observatory for Android devices.

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Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

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