Why Astronomy is a Social Distancing Activity

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Look Up! Three Planets & Moon PLUS Mars-Moon Occultation! February 17-20

February 17-20 will have cool things to check out in the early morning skies, plus a rare event on the 18th! Early morning sky watchers will be treated to a dance between three planets and the Moon from February 17-20. Around 5:30 am local time, looking towards the southwest before sunset, you can see Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn forming a tight line, with the moon moving and appearing each morning next to a different planet on the 18th, 19th, and 20th. This is a good demonstration on how the Moon appears to move along the ecliptic, and how it often … Continue reading Look Up! Three Planets & Moon PLUS Mars-Moon Occultation! February 17-20