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Venus, Crescent Moon and Jupiter conjunction

    

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At around 7am, the waning crescent Moon will be at 14 degrees above the horizon and between Venus and Jupiter.

Given some clear skies, this should make quite a spectacle. The 25 day old moon will be 17.8% illuminated, and about 4 degrees from Jupiter and 4.5 degrees from Venus. Well worth a look in binos or a widefield photo opportunity.

Related article here at Astronomy Now magazine, including details of an occultation of Xi Ophiuchi if you are far enough North.

https://astronomynow.com/2019/01/22/see-a-dawn-triple-conjunction-and-a-lunar-occultation-on-31-january/

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