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The Moon invites itself among Jupiter, Saturn and Venus

Astronomy for adults and beginners

The Moon invites itself among Jupiter, Saturn and Venus

For a few weeks now, at nightfall, you have been able to observe three very bright stars practically aligned in a south, southwest direction. These are the first stars visible in the early evening, or rather three planets.

The first visible star is Venus, which is practically on the horizon. The second brightest is Jupiter and between these two planets you have Saturn, less bright than the latter but easily observable.

These planets are located on a line called the ecliptic or ecliptic plane. This is an imaginary line that represents the path of the Sun in the sky over the course of a year. The planets and the Moon revolve around the Sun in almost the same plane, so they are always close to this line.

From the 7th to the 9th of December, our satellite the Moon will display a magnificent crescent and will mingle with the ballet of the three planets. Don’t miss this beautiful show!

 

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