In Vineyard Skies: Moon and Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
The moon can be your best friend when it comes to finding the planets in the night sky.
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Crescent Moon and Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Saturday night, a thin crescent moon appears close to the horizon after sunset.
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Last Quarter Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
The last quarter moon rises late Friday, well after midnight.
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Brilliant Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell
The brilliant red sapphire planet Mars steals the show for the month of July and for the rest of the summer.
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Moon and Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
Full moon, the summer moon, is Thursday night. It is one of the smallest full moons of the year.
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Super Sunsets and Sunrises
Mark Alan Lovewell
Sunsets in the last few nights have been several notches more dramatic, more spectacular than we’ve seen in a while.
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Crescent Moon, Venus and Mercury
Mark Alan Lovewell

A thin crescent moon appears close to the western horizon on Thursday night, just after sunset. The moon is under the bright planet Venus. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Gemini.

With a little more effort you may spot the planet Mercury just to the right of the moon.

A clear unobscured view of the western horizon is essential, as both the Moon and Mercury are so low.

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Gibbous Moon and Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell
Great news for all those backyard astronomers who love to look at distant planets.
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Moon, Saturn and Jupiter
Mark Alan Lovewell
The brightest planet in the eastern sky, Jupiter appears close to the gibbous moon on Monday night.
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Evening Planet
Mark Alan Lovewell
There is no mistaking Venus now high in the western sky after sunset.
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