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 4°52' of each other.

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


The virgin; in Greek mythology, the goddess of justice.


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.

Canes Venatici

The hunting dogs; introduced by Johannes Hevelius in 1687, and said to be held by the herdsman Bootes.

Coma Berenices

The hair of Queen Berenice of Egypt; introduced as a constellation by Vopel in 1536.

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

All times shown in EDT.
Sunrise 06:04
Sunset 19:43
Twilight ends 21:24
begins 04:23

26-day old moon
Age of Moon
26 days

Rise Set
Mercury 05:47 19:13
Venus 04:28 16:46
Moon 04:42 16:16
Mars 07:24 22:05
Jupiter 18:02 05:39
Saturn 23:52 09:20

The sky on 23 April 2017
Sunrise 06:04
Sunset 19:43
Twilight ends
Twilight begins

26-day old moon
Age of Moon
26 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:47 12:30 19:13
Venus 04:28 10:37 16:46
Moon 04:42 10:29 16:16
Mars 07:24 14:45 22:05
Jupiter 18:02 23:48 05:39
Saturn 23:52 04:38 09:20