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Sky Tonight—April 18, moon leaving Spica and Saturn

Sky Tonight—April 18, moon leaving Spica and Saturn behind

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Last night, the full “Egg Moon” was quite close to Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. Tonight, however, the moon will be farther away from Spica. Spica appears in the east – below the planet Saturn – at dusk or nightfall, but you may have to wait until early evening to see the waning gibbous moon climbing above the southeast horizon. If you look again in the next couple ... Full Story

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