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PostPosted: September 4th, 2017, 7:16 pm 
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5 September 2017, 11:30pm to 6 September 2017, 1:00am CDT
Moon-Neptune


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Aquarius. The Full Moon will have Neptune shifting from its upper left to its upper right, the pair remaining fewer than two degrees apart the whole time. At 11:30pm the Moon will be forty-five degrees up, and fifty--one degrees up at 1:00am.


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PostPosted: October 14th, 2017, 6:23 pm 
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17 October 2017, 6:47am to 7:17am CDT
Moon-Venus


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Virgo. The 27.3-day old Moon will have Venus directly underneath, the pair remaining fewer than seven degrees apart the whole time. At 6:47am Venus will be fifteen degrees up, and twenty-one degrees up at 7:17am.

Keep in mind this is a twilight conjunction. Also, Mars will actually be just two degrees to the right of the Moon, at magnitude 1.8. A binocular may reveal it. If you're lucky enough to see the magnitude 3.6 star one degree to the lower right of Mars, that's F-class Zavijava!


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