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Moon Passages

22 Feb 2009, 04:46 UTC
Moon Passages
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The waning and waxing Moon create beautiful close encounters with the planets in the coming days. In the pre-dawn skies the ever-thinning waning crescent passes near to Mercury, Jupiter and Mars, and a few days later after the new moon, the waxing crescent passes close to the brilliant evening "star" Venus.

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