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PostPosted: January 2nd, 2016, 5:27 pm 
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3 January 2016, 4:35am to 5:35am
Moon-Mars


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Virgo. The 23.2 day-old Moon will have Mars to its lower left, the pair remaining fewer than four degrees apart the whole time. At 4:35am the Moon will be thirty-nine degrees up, and forty-seven degrees up at 5:35am.


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PostPosted: January 29th, 2016, 7:06 pm 
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1 February 2016, 3:12am to 4:42am
Moon-Mars


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Libra. The 22.3 day-old Moon will have Mars to its lower right, the pair remaining fewer than three degrees apart the whole time. At 3:12am the Moon will be twenty-eight degrees up, and forty-one degrees up at 4:42am.


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PostPosted: February 12th, 2016, 7:01 pm 
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12 February 2016, 7:11pm to 7:41pm
Moon-Uranus


The two will be setting together in the west, in the constellation Pisces. The 4.9 day-old Moon will have Uranus to its lower right, the pair remaining fewer than seven degrees apart the whole time. At 7:11pm the Moon will be forty degrees up, and thirty-four degrees up at 7:41pm.


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PostPosted: March 1st, 2016, 8:01 pm 
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2 March 2016, 2:35am to 3:35am
Moon-Saturn


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Ophiuchus. The 22.5 day-old Moon will have Saturn to its lower right, the pair remaining fewer than four degrees apart the whole time. At 2:35am the Moon will be sixteen degrees up, and twenty-six degrees up at 3:35am.


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PostPosted: March 18th, 2016, 3:33 pm 
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21 March 2016, 8:37pm to 10:07pm CDT
Moon-Jupiter


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Leo. The 13.5 day-old Moon will have Jupiter to its upper left, the pair remaining fewer than three degrees apart the whole time. At 8:37pm the Moon will be thirty-three degrees up, and fifty degrees up at 10:07pm.


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2016, 2:29 pm 
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29 March 2016, 4:35am to 5:35am CDT
Moon-Saturn


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Ophiuchus. The 20.1 day-old Moon will have Saturn to its upper left, the pair remaining fewer than four degrees apart the whole time. At 4:35am the Moon will be forty degrees up, and forty-two degrees up at 5:35am.


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PostPosted: July 8th, 2016, 8:36 pm 
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8 July 2016, 8:59pm to 9:59pm CDT
Moon-Jupiter


The two will be rising together in the west, in the constellation Leo. The 4.7 day-old Moon will have Jupiter to its upper left, the pair remaining fewer than five degrees apart the whole time. At 8:59pm the Moon will be twenty-eight degrees up, and fifteen degrees up at 9:59pm.

(Most of this conjunction will occur in twilight.)


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PostPosted: July 22nd, 2016, 7:52 pm 
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22/23 July 2016, 11:24pm to 12:54am CDT
Moon-Neptune


The two will be rising together in the west, in the constellation Aquarius. The 18.1 day-old Moon will have Neptune very close, the pair remaining fewer than one degree apart the whole time! At 11:24pm the Moon will be fifteen degrees up, and thirty-two degrees up at 12:54am.


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PostPosted: September 26th, 2016, 12:33 pm 
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29 September 2016, 6:16am to 7:01am CDT
Moon-Mercury


The two will be rising together almost due east in the constellation Leo. The 28.1 day-old Moon will have Mercury very close, the pair remaining fewer than two degrees apart the whole time! At 6:16am the Moon will be a scant seven degrees up, and sixteen degrees up at 7:01am. A view of this event will not be possible without a very low eastern horizon.


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2016, 6:00 pm 
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5 November 2016, 9:07pm to 9:37pm CDT
Moon-Mars


The two will be setting together in the southwest in the constellation Sagittarius. The 5.7 day-old Moon will have Mars to its upper left, the pair remaining fewer than seven degrees apart the whole time. At 9:07pm the Moon will be twenty degrees up, and fifteen degrees up at 9:37pm.


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