2016, October 3: Venus and the Moon

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Venus and the moon appear close together on the evening of October 3, 2016. They are separated by about 2.25 degrees.  Venus is making its appearance in the western evening sky.

Venus is nearly 3 degrees from the star Zubenelgenubi.  On ancient star maps this star and its neighbor, Zubeneschamli, were part of Scorpius.  Their names are translated as the Northern Claw and Southern Claw (of the Scorpion).  Today they are part of Libra, the only inanimate object that forms the background for the motion of the sun, moon, and planets.

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See our article about Venus’ evening appearance.

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



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