The Full Moon Between the Lion and the Virgin

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March 12th, 2017 – Evening Sky

The Moon turned full in Leo the Lion earlier today but has now moved forward into Virgo, the Virgin. Regulus, the brightest star in Leo, can be seen quite high above the horizon but Spica, the brightest star in Virgo, has yet to rise. With the other stars of Virgo being of only average brightness, their light will be drowned out by the Moon. How many of the surrounding stars can you see?

 

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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