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Thursday, June 17, 2010

 

Mars, Regulus and the Moon, 17 June 2010

Evening sky looking North-west showing Venus, the Moon, Mars and Regulus at 7:30 pm local time on Thursday June 17. Click to embiggen.

The waxing Moon, Mars and Regulus form a nice triangle on the evening of Thursday June 17. Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation of Leo the lion. The apposition should be visible from about an hour after sunset (look north-west of course). Hopefully the weather will be better so people can see it.

Two days later the First Quarter Moon will be near Saturn.

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