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The Moon Closely Follows The Ecliptic

Mountain Skies


Last updated 4/5/2021 at 2:58pm

The Planets

Mars remains the only planet visible to the naked eye in the evening sky. As the Earth circles the sun, we are moving away from the more slowly moving red planet. Thus, Mars is fading although still obvious. Tonight it stands above the Hyades cluster and between the long horns of Taurus, the bull. On the evening of April 16 the waxing crescent moon will be just to the west of Mars; the next evening it will shine on the other side of Mars having passed it during our daytime.

Venus passed behind the sun on March 26, so technically it is in the evening twilight. But it is s...

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