March 13th, 2016
The waxing crescent Moon continues its climb away from the Sun and traverses further into Taurus. Tonight it appears close to the Pleiades star cluster and will pass by the V-shaped Haydes over the next twenty-four hours. Come back tomorrow to catch it on the other side of Aldebaran.
All Astronomical Events for March 13th, 2016
18:24 UT – The waxing crescent Moon is south of M45, the Pleiades open star cluster. (Taurus, evening sky. See details above.)
Mercury brightens to magnitude -1.0. (95% illuminated, diameter 4.9”. Aquarius, not visible.)
Asteroid 4 Vesta leaves Pisces and returns to Cetus. (Magnitude 7.9, evening sky.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.
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