Cosmic Triple Treat Will Shine in This Weekend's Dawn Skies
by Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
Date: 07 November 2012 Time: 06:55 AM ET
| The bad news is that you have to get up an hour earlier this week because daylight has ended. The good news is that if you're up before the sun, you'll witness a beautiful triple conjunction of the moon, the planet Venus, and the bright star Spica. |
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Many people don't realize how fast the moon moves across the sky until it passes close by a bright landmark. In this case it will be moving past both Venus and Spica.
On Saturday morning (Nov. 10), the moon will be quite far to the right of Venus. On Sunday (Nov. 11), it will have moved much closer to Venus, forming a tight triangle with Venus and Spica. By Monday (Nov. 12), the moon will be well below and to the left of Spica —quite low in the sky and probably hard to see.
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