Last Chance to See… Two Planets and a Crescent Moon

Click on an image to enlarge. Images created using the Mobile Observatory app for Android – http://zima.co/

 

February 1st, 2017

If you missed the nice grouping of Venus, Mars and the crescent Moon yesterday, you’ve got another chance to catch it tonight. Unfortunately, the group no longer forms a tight triad as the Moon has moved further east across the sky, but it should still provide a very photogenic sight. Venus and Mars will actually be at their closest tomorrow but will remain about five degrees apart until the 10th.

 

Adapted from 2017: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom) and 2017: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom.) For an easy guide to learn the constellations in the night sky, try my book, Signposts to the Stars (see image and links below.)

 

The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2017: An Astronomical Year 2017: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

(Kindle & Paperback)

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Details of all available books across the world can be found here or by visiting the author’s page on Amazon. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at astronomywriter “at” gmail.com

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