The last three mornings the Moon has been passing through a nice gathering of planets. Saturn is the highes in the sky, bright Venus beneath it and Mercury hugging the horizon. I have gotten up early each morning to snap a few shots and then crawl back into bed. Here is a gallery of the last three days. You can watch the Moon get lower in the sky each day.
Mercury is dropping rapidly (when I got out there this morning, it hadn’t quite cleared the mountain even though it was the same time as yesterday). Venus will get a little lower each day and Saturn a little higher each day so they are moving apart from each other.
You might notice that there aren’t a lot of lights near me. This is Tucson…I didn’t go anywhere except to the end of the courtyard in my townhome complex. This really is the view I get from where I live (I even look out the window at the mountains to be sure the sky is clear before I bother getting dressed!)
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