The Moon and Venus

The nice evening planetary alignment continues tonight. This evening will feature a nice pairing of Venus and the Moon. It will be hard to miss the bright pair only 8° apart. Venus will be shining brilliantly at about -4.2 magnitude next to a 10% illuminated Moon. Jupiter can be seen 16° above the pair. Mercury is visible just above the sunset. The Moon and Venus will be even closer tomorrow night, only 5° apart.

Author: Andrew

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

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