What star is following the moon and now is passing it tonight 8/26/2010?

I can’t be sure what you’re looking at without being there, but I suspect you are looking at a really bright object in the sky. If I remember where the Moon was a few nights ago correctly, what you are looking at is a planet, namely Jupiter. Right now, Jupiter is rising in the eastern sky in the evening and venus is setting in the western sky at dusk. The Moon, Venus and Jupiter are the three brightest objects in the night sky (in that order). Happy star-gazing!
Brad Bailey
NLSI Staff Scientist

September 1, 2010

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