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.

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~ by Erika Rix on December 11, 2012.

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