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Monday, October 10, 2005

 

A new eye for the Scorpion

Venus near delta Scorii, with the waxing Moon nearby. Click to enlarge (so you can seee anything at all).

Tonight (Monday 10 October) Venus will be a scant 36 minute of arc from delta Scorpii, giving the Scorpion a blazing central eye. Not to be missed if you have clear skies. Over the next few days Venus traverses the body of the Scorpion, and by Monday October 17 it will be beside bright Antares. On that night there is a partial Lunar eclipse too, so that night will be particularly beautiful.

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