Tuesday, June 10, 2008

saturn, mars and the moon in june

if you saw the crescent moon in the sky last night after sunset, you saw the star regulus and planet venus just above it and the planet mars off to the right. tonight, the moon shoots past regulus and saturn to the left, providing a nice alignment of all these objects.

pay attention over the next month as mars approaches saturn in the sky as it moves along the ecliptic more quickly than the ringed planet. next month, when the moon passes by these planets, they will be within a few degrees of each other, culminating in a less-than-one-degree-separation of the two planets on july 10th!

1 comment:

Unsui said...

Thanks to Power Outage that followed T-storms http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080522/NEWS03/80522046/1005/NEWS03 . Did skywatching after quite sometime. and yep saw Moon regulus and Venus. Power has not resumed as of now :( .