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What is going on with the Moon tonight? When I left work, I noticed that although there were no stars, there is a quarter moon glowing in the sky with 2 planets also shining bright. It didn't look like stars because they weren't twinkling. Do you know why this is happening and also what planets are being seen?

Posted December 3, 2008

MIKE MOSS SAYS:        Debbie,    What you were seeing was a very nice conjunction of the crescent moon with the planets Venus and Jupiter, all of which reached points in their orbits that evening that made for an eye-catching display. You can read a little more about this in our Carolina Skies blog, in a post from our Morehead Planetarium and Science Center partner Amy Sayle. The address is

 

http://www.wral.com/weather/blogpost/4028726/

 

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