Friday, June 06, 2008

Half The Zodiac

The clouds cooperated last night and the crescent Moon was beautiful in the evening twilight starting off a new lunar cycle.

The next full Moon with be June 18.

The beautiful crescent Moon yesterday was in Gemini. And half the zodiac was visible in the sky as night fell.

Gemini. Cancer. Leo. Virgo. Libra. Scorpius.

Slowly, now, at about twelve degrees every night, the Moon will move through these constellations. Up until about June 10 the Moon will be dim enough so that the stars behind the Moon will be visible.

It’s a slow trip, but it’s a cool trip. If the clouds continue to cooperate, I’ll follow along with the evening Moon this month.

I’m not really in the mood to take out my telescope or even put my binoculars on their tripod, but Moon watching is cool because you can do it just hand-holding the binoculars.

The next couple of days should be especially beautiful: The Moon will be moving through Cancer. The Moon will be visiting the Beehive Cluster!

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