The First Quarter Moon Approaches Taurus the Bull

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February 4th, 2017

The Moon is now at first quarter and is now approaching the constellation of Taurus the Bull. Tonight it appears to the south-west of both the Pleiades and Hyades open star clusters. Tomorrow night will provide an even better view as the Moon appears very close to Aldebaran, the orange giant star at one tip of the V-shaped Hyades.

 

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.)

 

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

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