Monday and Tuesday evening the second planet from the Sun will be joined in the low western sky by a beautiful crescent Moon. First up on Monday evening the Moon will be below Venus. Look to the right of the pair and you may notice two brilliant stars – Pollux and Castor – the Gemini twins.
By Tuesday evening Earth’s satellite will have skipped over to the left of the planet and will be a bit wider crescent. Keep an eye on the waxing Moon as it continues its trek towards the southern part of the sky over the remainder of the week.
Enjoy the free celestial show.
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