The crescent moon appears in the morning sky near brilliant Venus and Regulus
by Jeffrey Hunt
On the morning of October 12, look for the crescent moon about halfway up in the east at about one hour before sunrise. The moon is 25.0 days past its New moon phase, and it is 25% illuminated.
The lunar crescent is 10.5° to the upper right of the star Regulus (in Leo), while brilliant Venus is over 11° to the lower left of the star.
Read more about the planets during October.
August 14, 2021: This evening the waxing moon is near Zubenelgenubi, the southern claw, that is a stellar double. Use a binocular to see both stars that are in a gravitation dance.
August 13, 2021: This evening the crescent moon appears between Evening Star Venus and Spica as the lunar slice dances eastward. Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky.
August 12, 2021: This evening the crescent moon appears between Venus and Spica as the lunar slice dances eastward.
August 11, 2021: The waxing crescent moon is to the upper left of Evening Star Venus this evening in the western sky.
August 10, 2021: The crescent moon is near Venus in the western sky after sunset.