Saturn, the crescent Moon and Spica make a temporary triangle in the evening sky

September 1, 2011 | By | 3 Comments
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Saturn, the crescent Moon and Spica (the brightest star in the ancient Greek constellation Virgo the Virgin) will form a temporary triangle above the Western horizon in the early evening tonight.

Crescent Moon, Saturn and Spica finder chart 6.30 pm AEST Thursday 1 September 2011. The chart has been prepared for Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) but is also suitable for use across Eastern Australia.

Keep in mind that due to its great distance from Earth, Saturn will only appear as a star to the unaided eye. A small telescope is capable of Saturn’s rings easily if you happen to own one.

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