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2016, September 3, Moon and Venus


The waxing crescent moon and Venus shine from the western sky this evening as seen from the Chicago area.  The moon is nearly 2.75 days past its new phase and nearly 6 degrees to the upper left of Venus.  Venus is beginning its appearance in the evening sky after its Epoch (close) Conjunction with Jupiter.

Later in the week, the moon passes Saturn and Mars

Our images and charts collections are available here –>

See our article about Venus’ evening appearance.

See our  article outlining the planets in the evening sky in 2016.

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