Mars, Venus and the Moon make a close approach together just after sunset on the 22nd of June. The three celestial objects will form an almost perfect equilateral triangle in the western sky.
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When to look: Sunset to 8.00pm, 22nd of June
Which direction to look: Look to the north west.
Features on the Moon’s surface are most easily observed on the terminator – the line where light meets dark on the lunar surface. Shadows here are cast long and low to the ground, making any craters, mountains or ridges very pronounced. Keep observing the terminator every night to see different regions of the Moon’s surface in more detail.
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