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?

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Debbie Christian

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



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