Another Lunar Close Call With Jupiter and Spica

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March 14th, 2017 – Evening and Morning Sky

Another great view presents itself tonight. Two days ago the Moon turned full and it’s now on the wane as it moves through Virgo. Look for it close to pale gold Jupiter tonight with Spica, the brightest star in Virgo, shining with a blue-white light to the lower right. Meanwhile, rising above the south-eastern horizon, is Corvus, a constellation representing a crow that was sent by the god Apollo to fetch him a cup of water.

 

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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