2021, September 9: Rare Venus, Moon, Spica Spectacular

September 9, 2021:  After this evening’s grouping, Evening Star Venus, the crescent moon, and Spica do not appear this close together until 2026.  This is one of four groupings that fit into the same binocular field through 2036. For the fifth occasion during this evening apparition of Venus, the moon passes the brilliant Evening Star.