Saturday, February 9, 2008
Moon passes the Pleiades and Mars
From 2/13 through 2/17, the moon passes several notable celestial objects. First, on the evening of February 13 the nearly first quarter moon sits to the west of the Pleiades star cluster. The following night, it jumps east of the Pleiades. On the 15th, the glaring orb is next to bright Mars. By February 17 the moon is in a fat gibbous shape shining to the lower right of the stars Pollux and Castor in the constellation Gemini. Why not follow it on its journey across the celestial dome?
Such is our view from Earth...