Remembering Neil Armstrong: The Sky At the First Moon Walk

The sky around the time of the first moon walk (July 20, 1969, 9:56 p.m. CDT) shows Jupiter near the waxing crescent moon that was in the western sky. While beyond naked eye sensitivity, Uranus was very close to the largest planet. The star Spica was to the left of the moon and Mars was farther to the south among the stars of Scorpius.


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