Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tonight's Sky for December 23: Moon Meets the Bull

Tonight, the Moon will be in a very unique place: right on the head of a cosmic bull. Tonight, the Moon will move directly into the Zodiac constellation of Taurus the bull, more specifically, into its head.

To see the sight, go out and look East. The Moon, of course, will be impossible to miss. Moon found, look for a sideways 'V' of stars (set off by bright orange Aldebaran), the Hyades star cluster, which represent the base of the bull's head. Extending the lines of the 'V' out, you will run into a pair of stars of roughly 2nd magnitude (though on opposite ends of the scale) that signal the end of the horns.

Cosmic picture realized, there's the Moon, smack in the middle. 

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