Moon, Spica, and Saturn
The waxing gibbous MOON pays a visit to the bright star SPICA and the planet SATURN this week. Spica is the brightest star in constellation Virgo. It represents a sheaf of wheat that Virgo, the virgin, is holding in her hand. Look to the south once it gets dark, and you can’t miss these three.
On Tuesday, the moon is between Saturn and Spica, and very close to Spica (see chart). On Wednesday, the moon moves to the left of both Saturn and Spica, but it is still quite close, making a nice little triangle. If you have the chance, go out both nights and see for yourself how far the moon moves in its orbit around the earth in one day.