Crescent Moon Hits The Bull’s Eye Sunday

The other day we talked about how to find the planet Mercury at dusk. Tonight, you can use the arc of the thin crescent moon to help point you to the planet, located just 8° or just shy of one fist held at arm’s length to its lower right. By Sunday night (April 10), the moon will have…
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See A Delicate, Young Moon Tonight

Watch for a very young crescent at dusk in the southwestern sky this evening. New moon occurred yesterday at 7:31 p.m. CST, making tonight’s moon just 21 hours old as seen from the Central time zone or 20 hours old (Eastern), 22 hours (Mountain) and 23 hours (Pacific). European and African skywatchers, where the moon will be…
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Old Dude Moon Joins Three Planets At Dawn Tomorrow

They call the moon “old” when it’s a crescent at dawn a day or two before new moon phase. This month’s new moon coincides with a partial solar eclipse visible in parts of Africa and Antarctica as we learned earlier today. After new phase, the moon reappears in the western evening sky as a “young” crescent. I love…
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Day Of The Dueling Crescents: Venus Vs. The Moon

Did you know there are two crescents in the sky right now? One is the dawn lunar crescent, the other, the planet Venus, shining straight up near the sun right in the middle of the day. I slept through this morning’s lunar sickle moon, but set up my telescope this afternoon to view the Venusian version. Venus looks absolutely amazing…
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How To See Venus In Broad Daylight Today

Ever seen Venus during the daytime? The moon’s not too hard to spot if you know where to look, but finding Venus is like looking for a single fish in a sea of blue. Unless you have a guide. How fortunate then that the crescent moon will be within a few degrees of the planet all day.…
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