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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

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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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