Jupiter and The Moon Tonight, May 31, 2014

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The waxing crescent moon and Jupiter appear near each other this evening in the west-northwestern sky as seen from the Chicago area.  (Click the image to see it larger.)

Notice the night portion of the moon is gently illuminated by sunlight reflected from our planet.  “Earthshine” is visible when moon is at the crescent phase.



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