6 Storm Team Starwatch: Moon and several bright stars visible this week

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Monday, August 30th 2021

The Last Quarter Moon takes place today (NASA). Remember, a Last Quarter Moon looks like a half Moon.

Saturday, September 4th – Monday, September 6th 2021

The next several mornings you will be able to see the thin waning Moon (Sky & Telescope). You will also be able to see the constellation Leo and its bright star Regulus if you look to the East-Northeast about 30 minutes before sunrise (Sky & Telescope). The image below shows what to look for in the sky.

Image Courtesy of Sky & Telescope
https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-aug-27-sept-4/

Additionally, after twilight Saturday night you will be able to see Venus in the West-Southwest (Sky & Telescope). The star Spica will also be visible, although much dimmer, to the lower left of Venus (Sky & Telescope).

The following sites were used in the creation of this blog:

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-aug-27-sept-4/

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/skywatching/home/

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