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April 10, 2016 - look for the waxing crescent moon to shine close the star Aldebaran on the sky's dome. Look west, after sunset. Comment?
There were no reports of injuries, but the powerful earthquake left a fair amount of cleanup to do, plus some frightened people in Alaska. The U.S. Geological survey reported a powerful earthquake - 162 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska - which struck around 1:30 a.m. local time Sunday morning, January 24, 2016. Comment?
As seen from North America - and westernmost Europe and Africa - moon swept in front of bright star Aldebaran last night. Photos from the EarthSky community here. Comment?
Before sunrise on Monday - December 7, 2015 - people around the world will see the brightest and second-brightest celestial bodies of nighttime, the moon and Venus, shining close together during the predawn and dawn hours. The view from North America, Central America and the Caribbean will be especially spectacular, as the two brilliant beauties brush up together on the great dome of sky. Comment?
Are you an early riser? If so, look for the line-up of lights in the eastern sky: Venus, Regulus, Mars and Jupiter. Venus and Jupiter are by far the brightest in this part of the sky! If you live at northerly latitudes, you can always use the constellation Auriga and its brightest star to star-hop to Aldebaran, when the moon isn't there to guide your eye. Comment?
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