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The waning crescent moon will be near the morning planets on Saturday. You will not have to be up ridiculously early to see the show. Saturn is the latest planet to rise, at 4:30 a.m. local time. Afterward, the foursome will be visible until sunrise.
We have seen some beautiful images of the moon since the blue blood supermoon. A special thanks to our AccuWeather Astronomy Facebook friends for sending in some great pictures!
Check out this view "Starman" had earlier in the week while he was jamming out to some David Bowie!
I sped up 2.5 hours of Starman spinning around Earth into 2.5 minutes & overlaid it with "Space Oddity" by David Bowie. I'm not sure why but it's fantastic. pic.twitter.com/XgO1yj7qCG— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) February 8, 2018
Not too many things are free anymore; however, looking at the night sky is still one of those things. Thanks for reading! Just look up, you never know what you will see.
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The moon brightens in advance of next week's full moon. The Mars opposition happens on the same day as a lunar eclipse and the peak of a few different meteor showers!
A crystal clear air mass will bring splendid conditions for stargazers across the East Coast of the U.S. Look for the thin crescent moon near Venus this evening, then the Milky Way later at night.