Starwatch: red jewel of Antares in a pre-dawn pairing with the moon

Starwatch: red jewel of Antares in a pre-dawn pairing with the moon

Brightest star in the Scorpius constellation, a supergiant 68o times larger than our sun, draws close to waning crescent

Those up before dawn should look south for a pretty pairing this week. On 6 February, the waning crescent moon will draw close to the beautiful red jewel of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation of Scorpius, the scorpion.

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