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Best photos of moon’s sweep past morning planets

The waning moon has now swept past all 3 bright planets in the predawn sky. Photos here from the EarthSky community.

This photo shows the moon near Saturn on Sunday morning, March 11, 2018. It’s from Jenney Disimon in Sabah, N. Borneo.

Steven A. Sweet in Toronto, Canada – who runs the Facebook page Lunar101-MoonBook – caught the moon, Saturn and Mars on Sunday morning, March 11.

Dennis Chabot of Posne Night Sky on Facebook caught the moon, Saturn and Mars on Sunday morning, March 11.

View larger. | Judy Allen in Minnesota caught the moon, Jupiter (far right), Mars (nearest moon) and Saturn on the morning of March 9, 2018.

Photographer Sian Houle in Minnesota caught Jupiter and the moon on the morning of March 7, 2018.

Victor C. Rogus in Arcadia, Florida, also caught the moon on March 7 and wrote: “I waited for over an hour for a slow-moving break in the clouds.” Canon 60Da camera, using a Baader “Vario Finder” as a lens. Camera on tripod. The lens is a 10×60 (61mm x 250mm f/4.1)

Ken Gallagher in Lake Havasu, Arizona, caught the very bright planet Jupiter inside a lunar halo on Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018.

Jupiter (left of chimney) and the moon (right of water tank) from New York City on March 6, 2018, by Ben Orlove. “I went up to my building’s roof. When I got there, just before 6, the sky was too bright to see Mars or Saturn. I did like this New York view of the moon and Jupiter, though.”

Moon sweeps past planets – March 7-10, 2018 – via EarthSky.

Bottom line: Photos of the moon sweeping past the morning planets in early March 2018.

Read more: EarthSky’s guide to the bright planets

Deborah Byrd

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