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°14' of each other.

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The southern fish; the parent of the two fish depicted by Pisces.

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The winged horse; in Greek mythology, used by Zeus to carry thunder and lightning.

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King Cepheus of Ethiopeia; in Greek mythology, the king of Ethiopia, descended from Zeus and Io.

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The sea goat; associated with Pan in Greek mythology, god of the countryside.

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The lizard; introduced as a constellation by Johannes Hevelius in 1690.

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The little horse; a tiny yet ancient constellation with no mythological association.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

All times shown in EDT.
Sunrise 06:24
Sunset 20:01
Twilight ends 21:40
begins 04:45

25-day old moon
Age of Moon
25 days

Rise Set
Mercury 07:51 20:19
Venus 03:32 18:06
Moon 02:08 16:24
Mars 05:48 19:46
Jupiter 10:55 22:19
Saturn 15:57 01:35

The sky on 17 August 2017
Sunrise 06:24
Sunset 20:01
Twilight ends
21:40
Twilight begins
04:45

25-day old moon
Age of Moon
25 days

All times shown in EDT.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:51 14:05 20:19
Venus 03:32 10:49 18:06
Moon 02:08 09:16 16:24
Mars 05:48 12:47 19:46
Jupiter 10:55 16:37 22:19
Saturn 15:57 20:44 01:35