Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Crescent Moon Near Mars (28 July)

The crescent Moon shines just below Mars on the morning of Thursday, July 28 2011 at 6:10 ACST.

The left image shows a sweeping view of the sky from Jupiter (top left) to Orion, with the Pleiades and Hyades clusters as well. Mars is in line with the "horns" of Taurus the Bull, Elnath (the brightest star in line with Mars) and 24 Tauri. The right image is a 3x close-up. You will need to click and embiggen the image to see the stars at their best.


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