Second Chance To See The Crescent Moon And Saturn

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

 

February 21st, 2017

The waning crescent Moon has now passed Saturn but still appears close-by in the pre-dawn sky. Antares, the brightest star in Scorpius the Scorpion, appears toward the south while – for observers in the United States – the distinctive teapot shape of Sagittarius appears below the Moon. Can you see Earthshine illuminating the darkened lunar surface? It will be best observed tomorrow morning but it may also be visible today.

 

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

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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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