Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tonight's Sky for May 21: Moon Splits Venus and Procyon

This evening will feature a cosmic show that features three of the brightest objects in the sky as the Moon will park itself right between the planet Venus, second from the Sun and third brightest object in the sky, and Procyon, alpha star of the winter constellation Canis Minor, the small dog. To see the line-up, simply go out after the sky starts to get reasonably dark and look West to find the Moon. To the right and slightly above Luna is Venus and, about the same distance and slightly down from Luna to the left is Procyon, which serves as another reminder that the winter constellations are quickly diving into the twilight, making it all the more important to get a last look at them now.  

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