This weekend watch for the waxing crescent Moon passing the “evening stars” of Venus and Jupiter.
On Friday, June 19 look west to see the crescent Moon a binocular field below bright Venus in the evening twilight.
The next night, Saturday, June 20, the Moon appears a little higher and below Jupiter.
On Sunday, June 21, the day of the summer solstice, look for the crescent Moon to the left of the star Regulus in Leo.
Venus and Jupiter are getting closer to each other each night, as they edge toward a very close conjunction on June 30 when they will appear just over a Moon diameter apart in the evening sky.
However, this weekend may bring better photogenic opportunities, with the picturesque crescent Moon near the two brightest planets in the sky.
– Alan, June 15, 2015 / © 2015 Alan Dyer / www.amazingsky.com