A thin waxing crescent moon, only about 36 hours old, shines during twilight this evening in the southwest. Saturn is about 13 degrees to the upper left of the moon.
Here the moon is clearer in a close up.
For more information about observing the planets see these articles:
- Chart and Image Collection
- 2018: The Morning Sky
- 2018: The Evening Sky
- 2018: Mercury in the Morning Sky
- 2018: Mercury in the Evening Sky
- 2018: Five Planets Visible at Once
- 2018: Venus the Evening Star
- 2017-2019: Mars Observing Year with a Perihelic Opposition, July 27, 2018
- 2018: Mars Perihelic Opposition
- 2017-2018: Jupiter’s Year in the Claws of the Scorpion, A Triple Conjunction
- 2018: Three Planets at Opposition in 79 days
- 2018: Saturn with the Teapot