21 February 2009

Moon Passages

The waning and waxing Moon create beautiful close encounters with the planets in the coming days. In the pre-dawn skies the ever-thinning waning crescent passes near to Mercury, Jupiter and Mars, and a few days later after the new moon, the waxing crescent passes close to the brilliant evening "star" Venus.

4 comments:

Sidewalk Universe said...

I missed the Feb 21-23 conjunctions due to weather - rats!

The Urban Astronomer said...

The weather in San Francisco has been pretty miserable lately. Such is winter. But when it is clear, the sky sparkles. Keep on looking up!

The Urban Astronomer said...

Thursday evening Feb 26th: surprisingly clear skies tonight. The very thin crescent moon was brilliant, and Venus a beacon. What a sight!

kylewebs said...

I always miss the good stuff
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