The Moon and Saturn

Saturn, the Moon and Spica form a trio high in the eastern sky at sunset tonight. The three will be within 7° of each other. The Moon will be just short of full, over 85% illuminated. Saturn will be shining at 0.4 magnitude while Spica is very close to 1.0 magnitude. Look for the planet Mars 38° west of Saturn and a bit brighter.

Author: Andrew

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

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