Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Moon passes Jupiter and Mercury
Last night, the Moon passed Jupiter and Mercury, which were very low in the southwestern sky at 6:00 p.m. Tonight, the Moon will be situated half way between brilliant Venus and twinkling Jupiter. If you look closely, you will see a dimmer Mercury directly to the left of Jupiter.
New Year's Eve evening, the Moon will be next to Venus and Mercury will be next to Jupiter.
Such is our view from Earth ...