Saturn, Moon, Star to Offer Triple Night Sky Treat

The conjunction offers a chance to see how quickly the moon moves from night to night.

Look toward the southeast on Thursday night (THAT’S TONIGHT!!) about an hour after sunset, and you will behold a rare and beautiful sight, a triple conjunction of the moon, the planet Saturn, and the bright star Spica.

A conjunction occurs when two or more astronomical objects are close together in the sky. In reality they are far apart in space; their closeness is just an effect of perspective. In astrology such close encounters are supposed to cause serious effects, but astronomers know that conjunctions are nothing more than a beautiful sight and a photo opportunity.

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    Did you guys see it?
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    NOWNOWNOW :)
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    I FREAKING MISSED IT! POOP ON A STICK!!!!!
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    TODAY TODAY TODAY
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    damn rain
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    Hopefully I can still see it when I’m off tonight.
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    So far this has been a stellar year for sky watching. (pun intended.)
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