The Moon. The stars. The planets. Each of them is a visual wonder in its own right, but their coming together into formations has always seemed magical.
This will be doubly true during the coming week, when two bright planets – Venus and Saturn – huddle up next to a very slim waxing crescent Moon.
This Sunday, September 8, with feature a conjunction of the Moon and Venus, while the following night, September 9, will bring together the Moon and Saturn. On Sunday, the Moon will pass within about a half of a degree of the the bright planet Venus in the early evening sky. The pairing will be visible low in the early evening sky for about two hours after sunset.
The following evening, the Moon will pass just 2.3 degrees to the south of Saturn. Venue also remains close, sitting lower in the sky and slightly North of Saturn, again near sunset.