Moon between Planets
It’s getting to be easier to be out before sunrise. I was, this morning, but not, I confess, early enough to see this sight.
The Moon passed north of Venus, will tomorrow pass south of Mars.
Venus was “stationary” on September 5, meaning that it begins to move on eastward on the map of the sky, but it will continue to get slowly farther from the Sun until its highest displays in the mornings of October.
Yes, the Moon shown with its shape twice as large as it should be looks small compared with the planets plotted like the stars with circles to show their brightness; it’s a programming problem I’m working on.