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The Moon as a thin crescent is five days from first quarter when August begins. By the 11th, the Moon is full and 4 degrees south of Saturn. Will you be able to spot the Ringed Planet behind the bright disk of the full Moon? It won’t be easy. Read more

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The Moon kicks off June with an occultation of the Minor Planet Ceres, which should theoretically be visible from the southern edge of Canada. Read more

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The Moon is new on April 1, which means it is direct line of sight with the Sun – in other words, invisible. Read more

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The Moon opens the month at new phase, and Jupiter is close at hand, but maybe a tough observation—close to the horizon at sundown. Read more

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The Moon is 5 degrees south of Jupiter on June 1, a day away from last quarter. These events are early morning ones, so be prepared to get up early! Uranus is 2 degrees north of the waning crescent Moon on the 6th. Read more

Night Skies