2012 12 11 – Moon, Venus and Mercury

This morning before dawn, observers were treated to the beautiful sight of the Moon and Venus with an angular separation of under 2 degrees. The separation was 1.6 degrees at 1400 UT. Looking 6 degrees further southwest, Mercury added to the scene. Tomorrow (12th), Mercury will be 1.1 degrees north of the Moon at 0100UT with the Moon reaching perigee at 2300UT.



Labeled version

Labeled version


~ by Erika Rix on December 11, 2012.

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