Monday, July 07, 2008

Moon and Planets

On Saturday evening, Saturn, Mars, the bright star Deneb, and the Moon made a straight line in the sky. You'll need to click on this picture to see the planets. Saturn is at the upper left. Then moving towards the lower right you come to Mars, and then Deneb, and finally the moon. On Sunday evening, the Moon had moved up to the left side of Saturn. Mars and Deneb were still making an almost straight line with Saturn. Mars is moving closer to Saturn each evening. This planetary parade is worth watching.
To the right of Deneb, on the right side of the frame, you can see the stars that make up the head of Leo the Lion. This group of stars is also known as the sickle.

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