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Venus and the Moon: Amazing Stargazer Photos of Sept. 8, 2013

Venus and the Moon: Sept. 7-8, 2013

Sky & Telescope Magazine

The Moon and Venus pair dramatically after sunset on Sept. 8, 2013. This Sky & Telescope Magazine sky map shows where they will shine in the evening sky.

Venus and the Moon, September 2013

Starry Night Software

Sun., Sept. 8, sunset. The thin waxing crescent moon passes just south of the bright planet Venus, low in the western sky just after sunset. Spica is to their right and Saturn is to their left.

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