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The Moon is approaching last quarter as May begins, and on the 3rd, early birds will see Saturn 4 degrees north of that last-quarter Moon in the south-eastern morning sky. Read more

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The Moon is in a waning gibbous phase as the month begins, “gibbous” meaning humped, like a camel. Saturn is 4 degrees north of the Moon on the 6th. The Moon is new on the 12th. By the 17th, Mars is 0.1 degrees away, which is an occultation in the Ea Read more

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The Moon is just past full phase at the beginning of the month. On the 9th, Saturn shares the spotlight with the Moon, and on the 10, Jupiter has the honours, both 4 degrees away from Luna. Read more

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The Moon in early February is that late-night/early morning object that people seldom see–they’re either inside preparing for bed or already asleep. Watch for it in the morning’s southwestern sky in the waning gibbous phase. Read more

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The Moon begins the year just past full phase. The next significant event is on the 11th, when Venus is just 1.5 degrees north of Luna. Read more

Night Skies