Skywatchers who have clear skies late this afternoon and early evening can catch the waxing crescent moon slide by the brilliant Red giant star Antares. You can even spot the 600 light year distant star during daylight hours if you know exactly where to look – about the 4 o’clock position from the Moon.
The pair will be separated by only 1 degree or 2 full moon disks, so this will be quite a beautiful sight. Binoculars will help you pick off the star in the blue sky. Of course once the Sun has set it will be much easier to see the lead star of the constellation Scorpius.
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