The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.
The Moon and Venus pass within 2°15' of each other.

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The herdsman; in Greek mythology, Arcas, son of Zeus by Callisto.

Ursa Minor

The lesser bear; in Greek mythology, one of the nymphs that nursed Zeus as an infant.


The serpent bearer; in Greek mythology, Asclepius, the god of medicine, depicted in the sky holding the snake Serpens.

Corona Borealis

The northern crown; in Greek mythology, worn by the Princess Ariadne on her wedding day.


The balance; a zodiacal constellation introduced by the Romans.

Serpens Caput

The serpent's head; held by Ophiuchus and part of the same constellation as Serpens Cauda.

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Tue, May 23, 2017

All times shown in EDT.
Sunrise 05:31
Sunset 20:13
Twilight ends 22:10
begins 03:34

27-day old moon
Age of Moon
27 days

Rise Set
Mercury 04:34 17:58
Venus 03:35 16:17
Moon 04:25 17:20
Mars 06:40 21:48
Jupiter 15:51 03:34
Saturn 21:48 07:16

The sky on 23 May 2017
Sunrise 05:31
Sunset 20:13
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

27-day old moon
Age of Moon
27 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:34 11:16 17:58
Venus 03:35 09:56 16:17
Moon 04:25 10:53 17:20
Mars 06:40 14:14 21:48
Jupiter 15:51 21:40 03:34
Saturn 21:48 02:34 07:16