Crescent Moon and Planets
There is plenty going on in the zodiacal constellation Leo this weekend. It would be interesting to hear what astrologers are offering in the form of advice to those born between July 23 and August 22, those who are in the sign of Leo, the lion.
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Extreme Spring Tides
The tides will be extreme this coming weekend, as the moon is both in the new moon phase and also close to the Earth.
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Full Moon
Called the Flower Moon, Monday night’s full moon resides in the zodiacal constellation Scorpius. The moon is one of the southernmost full moons of the year. The moon hangs low in the southern sky all night and is in the zodiacal constellation Scorpius.
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Moon
Tomorrow night’s crescent moon appears high in the southeastern sky, in the zodiacal constellation Cancer. For those with binoculars, this is a chance to look at one of the largest star clusters visible in the night sky. Near the moon you’ll find a bed of stars closely packed together. The area of the star cluster exceeds the apparent size of the moon. The Beehive Cluster name goes back to ancient astronomers staring up at the night sky. The star cluster looks like bees hovering around a cluster.
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Mercury
Mercury will be superbly placed for viewing in the nights ahead, above the western horizon about an hour after sunset.
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Planets and Stars
The red planet Mars is high in the northwestern sky after sunset. The dull red planet resides in the zodiacal constellation Cancer and this weekend the bright planet is in the star cluster known as The Beehive.
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Moon and Saturn
The gibbous moon moves up beside the brightly ringed planet Saturn on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Leo. The bright star Regulus is nearby.
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Moon and Planets
The moon and Mars appear as a pair tonight. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Gemini. Mars is a dull reddish color and appears to the right of the moon.
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Moon
A thin crescent moon on Tuesday night appears close to the star cluster Pleiades in the zodiacal constellation Taurus. The two appear in the southwestern sky after sunset. The best view is through a pair of binoculars. With glasses the moon appears to graze right by the star cluster.
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Moon and Planets
The moon visits with a bright red star and two of the brightest planets in our southeastern sky in the week ahead.
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