Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tonight's Sky for January 8: Moon, Jupiter, Regulus


Tonight, the Moon, Regulus (alpha Leo), and Jupiter will be making a rather close meet-up in the late night Eastern sky. To see the show, simply go out in the wee hours of the morning and look to the East. The Moon, of course, will be impossible to miss. Slightly above the Moon will be a rather bright blue star. This is Regulus, brightest star of the zodiac constellation of Leo the lion. Above Regulus will be an even brighter 'star' which, in reality, is Jupiter, largest planet in the solar system.

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