Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beautiful Venus and New Moon in Cancer

I was trying to get to a post about Formalhaut but this evening's setting of the new Moon and Venus in Cancer is so pretty I had to post a map and virtual snap shots for tonight and tomorrow.  I think tomorrow’s setting will be just as pretty.  Here is a chart for tonight, then a Stellarium screen shot for almost 10:00pm.  If you get out there by 9:00pm you should be able to see both of them.

The same view on Stellarium: 

Map for tomorrow night:

Stellarium screen shot for tomorrow night:

 When you put the ecliptic and celestial equator up it is easy to tell where Cancer is, the part where the ecliptic is way above the celestial equator.