Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Virgo
The moon is 18 days old

Distance: 57 earth radii
Ecliptic latitude: 3 degrees
Ecliptic longitude: 169 degrees
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    Planetary Line Up!

    From spaceweather.com

    SET YOUR ALARM FOR DAWN: The Great Naked-Eye Planet Show of 2016 is reaching its peak. For the next week, the five brightest planets in the solar system can be seen, all at once, in a great line stretched across the pre-dawn sky. Denis Crute photographed the quintet on Feb. 2nd just before daybreak at Woolgoolga, Australia:planets_strip

    Crute took the picture using a Nikon D5200 digital camera set to ISO 3200 (f3.5) for a 2 sec exposure. Other photographers may wish to note those settings, because there are some excellent photo-ops in the mornings ahead. On Feb. 3rd, the Moon will pass by Saturn in the constellation Scorpius: On Feb. 6thand 7th, the slender crescent Moon will form a lovely shape-shifting triangle with Venus and Mercury.

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