Moon in the Hyades

This evening a pretty crescent Moon will pass through the bright Hyades star cluster. The Moon will be a very thin crescent, only 2.9% illuminated and 1.5 days past new. As such it will not be so bright as to completely over power the star cluster. The Moon will be 3° west of the bright red star Aldebaran, at the center of the vee shaped cluster. As the cluster is 15° above the horizon at sunset there should be ample time to enjoy the sight before the Moon sets at 20:12 HST.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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