In Vineyard Skies: Gibbous Moon and Jupiter
Mark Alan Lovewell

Friday night the gibbous moon appears right above the bright planet Jupiter. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Virgo, a short distance away from the constellation’s brightest star star Spica. The moon and Jupiter will remain an impressive sight well into the evening. The evening begins with the two high in the southeastern sky a short time after sunset.

The full moon, the summer moon, takes place next Friday, June 9.

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Thin Crescent Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
Amid the colors of sunset, a thin crescent moon hangs low in the southwestern sky Friday night.
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Super Nova
Mark Alan Lovewell
The big news this week in astronomy circles is the discovery of a super nova in the constellation Cygnus.
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In Vineyard Skies: Saturn and Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
If you are outside Friday night at 10 p.m. or later, take a peek towards the southeast and look for the rising bright gibbous moon.
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In Vineyard Skies: Celestial Triangle
Mark Alan Lovewell
Friday night’s gibbous moon appears near the bright planet Jupiter.
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In Vineyard Skies: Moon and Red Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell
A thin crescent moon appears low in the southwestern sky Friday night.
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In Vineyard Skies: Lyrid Meteor Shower
Mark Alan Lovewell
Meteor showers offer a pleasant change for those who like to look at the stars and planets at night.
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In Vineyard Skies: Easter Morning
Mark Alan Lovewell
Rise well before sunrise Sunday morning and you’ll see the gibbous moon appearing high in the south.
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In Vineyard Skies: Daffodil Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Monday night the moon, almost full, appears close to the bright planet Jupiter.
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Vineyard Skies: Where is Venus?
Mark Alan Lovewell
Saturday morning, if you are up early enough, you’ll find the bright planet Venus low in the southeastern sky.
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