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Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The Moon visits the triangle of Mars, Spica and Saturn tonight (Wednesday 22 August)

Evening sky looking west as seen from Adelaide at 9:00 pm local time on Wednesday August 22. Mars,  Saturn and the bright star Spica form a triangle. The crescent Moon joins the triangle very close to Mars. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time.  Click to embiggen.

 Mars, Saturn and the bright white star Spica from an attractive triangle in the sky.

Tonight,  Wednesday 22 August, the crescent Moon is close to Mars in this triangle, making a very attractive sight. look to the west from around an hour after sunset until around 9:30 for good views to this conjunction.

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