Skywatching: July 11

This Thursday, July 11, look to the west about 30 minutes after sunset to find the crescent moon and Venus. Both will be easily bright enough to see through the twilight, but you will need a pretty clear horizon as both will be quite low yet.

As dusk deepens, you will eventually be able to pick out the bright star Regulus (the heart of Leo, the lion) just above and to the right of the moon.

Moon, Venus, and Regulus
The crescent moon and Venus at evening twilight on July 11. Regulus appears above and to the right of the moon. Click to enlarge. (Screengrab: Stellarium)
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