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The Moon starts off just past full phase and just past a shallow lunar eclipse. So, we should expect another eclipse just 14 days later–more on that below. Read more

Night Skies

The Moon begins this month less than half a day past full phase. On the 4th, it is just 0.2 degrees north of the cluster M35. By the 12th, the thin, crescent Moon shares the early morning sky with Venus, just 3 degrees north of the bright planet. Read more

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The Moon is full on the 1st, and Mars is once again occulted on the 2nd, but for South American viewers. Read more

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The Moon begins this month at full phase. A few days later, on the 5th, the Moon occults the Mars for viewers in the Southern Hemisphere – a very close conjunction for Northern Hemisphere observers. Read more

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As the month opens, the Moon is just past first quarter, approaching full phase. Read more

Night Skies