The Nearly Full Moon and Regulus, a Regal Star

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

 

March 10th, 2017 – Evening Sky

After passing by the Hyades and Aldebaran on the 4th, the Moon is now close to Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation of Leo, the lion. In this image the size of the Moon has been exaggerated for clarity but the pair should make for an attractive sight in binoculars. After passing by the Hyades and Aldebaran on the 4th, the Moon is now close to Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation of Leo, the lion. It’s name means little king – a fitting tribute for a constellation that represents the king of the jungle!

In this image the size of the Moon has been exaggerated for clarity but the pair should make for an attractive sight in binoculars.

 

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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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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