At its best, viewing the Moon during either a New or Full Moon requires being in an environment which offers excellent light levels or having clear visibility against twilight conditions. To best appreciate these events, viewers should ensure they’re viewing from a dark space with low twilight conditions or have access to dark viewing conditions in order to observe properly.
The Moon is in the constellation of Taurus
The Moon is currently located within Taurus, one of 12 zodiac signs. This bright and prominent constellation in the northern sky can be found between Aries to its west, Gemini to its east, Perseus & Auriga to its north-west corner, Orion to its southeast corner and Eridanus in its southwest corner.
Constellation Taurus is most recognized for the bright stars Aldebaran, Elnath and T Tauri; however it also hosts several notable deep-sky objects including Messier 1 (NGC 1952), Crab Nebula Hind’s Variable Nebula as well as colliding galaxies such as NGC 1410 and 1409.
Messier 45 also hosts two of Earth’s nearest open clusters – Pleiades (Messier 45) and Hyades – while it also houses one of its nearest open clusters, Pleiades. Binoculars may allow viewing under clear skies of this spectacular open cluster.
Crab Nebula is another beautiful deep-sky object located within this constellation, being an remnant of an explosive supernova explosion. When conditions permit, binoculars can be used to observe it for close-up views.
This month the Moon will make an especially prominent showing in Taurus. At one third through the month it will appear near its shoulder – marked by Pleiades star cluster – before joining forces with Venus and Aldebaran – the orange eye of Taurus later on in the month.
Taurus, or the sign of the Bull, also represents Dionysus – the powerful nude god of wine from Greek mythology who was often represented with his followers engaging in vigorous dancing to please their leader – depicted with a bull’s horn to symbolize this strength.
Taureans tend to be romantic and deeply affectionate people, although they can sometimes be cautious in making decisions without first checking that there is concrete security in place. While they might hesitate to take risks, once they do they often know there’s a good chance for success.
The Moon’s presence in Taurus can have a powerful influence over emotions and intuition of those born under this zodiac sign, as Venus (the Goddess of Love in astrology) is connected with it. Her influence may cause your romantic relationships to intensify as well as how you approach work or business ventures.
The Moon is in the constellation of Virgo
Virgo is the second-largest constellation in the zodiac, covering approximately 1,294 square degrees of night sky. It takes its name from Latin for “virgin,” and was first cataloged by Greek astronomer Ptolemy during his cataloguing efforts during the 2nd century. Virgo is often depicted as an angelic being with wings carrying an ear of wheat while bearing bright star Spica at their shoulder.
September is harvest season and Virgo becomes associated with its full moon being known as “harvest moon.” Furthermore, September marks when the sun makes its closest approach to Earth and when its appearance in the sky can be marked by lessening daylight as autumn and winter draw closer.
Virgo constellation is home to numerous spiral galaxies, including M61 (Messier 61). This barred spiral galaxy lies within the Virgo Cluster which contains approximately 1,300 to 2,000 galaxies and lies approximately 66 million light years from our Milky Way galaxy.
Virgo Cluster contains many galaxies visible with even moderate telescopes; among these elliptical galaxies are those that may be visible with just such an instrument. Furthermore, it’s one of the largest structures within our galaxy and forms one of its most notable structures within Virgo constellation.
This spectacular cluster contains over a billion stars and is considered one of the most spectacular sights in our galaxy. It houses many stellar remnants, such as supernovae and pulsars.
People born under the sign of Virgo often exhibit organizational, detail-oriented, and quick-witted traits. Additionally, a Moon in Virgo helps an individual create their unique persona and cultivate cultured habits that contribute to an exceptional life and career experience.
However, their keen sense of detail can sometimes become problematic when communicating with others; they are susceptible to becoming overly critical or unsympathetic in their opinions and losing sight of what matters to them personally. Furthermore, social agendas may easily distract them from meeting their own personal needs.
Virgos are always searching for ways to better themselves, seeking ways to understand more of themselves and develop areas which need improvements. While this process may take time and energy, those born under the sign of Virgo will find it worth their while.
The Moon is in the constellation of Pisces
Pisces is one of the zodiac constellations and can be seen from latitudes ranging from 90deg to -65deg.
This constellation can be identified by its V-shape in the night sky. This makes it difficult to spot, though most clearly it can be seen during early autumn.
The name of this constellation derives from Greek/Roman mythology surrounding Aphrodite and her son Eros (Roman: Venus and Cupid). They transformed themselves into fish in order to escape Typhon, then tied themselves together with a ribbon in order to remain together and not become separated from one another.
Zodiac constellation Aries lies along the path that the Sun travels throughout each year and marks where vernal equinox occurs annually in northern hemisphere springtime.
Like the other Zodiac constellations, Cancer contains numerous stars and asterisms known for their distinctive appearance in the night sky. Some asterisms may be well-known within scientific circles while others remain lesser-known.
Asterisms are unofficial collections of stars that often stand out more visually than the individual stars they contain. Asterisms may take the form of simple shapes with only a few stars within, or more complex designs covering an area in the sky.
Pisces constellation features several notable asterisms, including the Great Square of Pegasus, Western Pisces Head and Pisces Circlet. While Western Pisces Head consists of one star located within its southern portion, Pisces Circlet includes several stars that form its structure.
Most of the stars in this constellation are quite faint and cannot be seen with naked eye. There are however, a few brighter stars which can be viewed through binoculars or small telescope.
Alpherg is the brightest star in this constellation and a G-type giant star belonging to the Hyades cluster – an open star cluster with many nearby stellar companions – located at the center of Pisces constellation about 12,000 light years from Earth.
The Moon is in the constellation of Sagittarius
At present, the moon can be found within Sagittarius constellation between 20 and 35 degrees south latitude. Sagittarius is a bright star constellation and visible nightly from May until August in eastern skies.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius Moon sign, so your focus should be on expanding your mind and learning new things – this might involve delving deeper into philosophy, psychology or religion, or taking an unorthodox view of life through travel or art.
When the moon is in Sagittarius, it can help push you out of your comfort zone and encourage new endeavors if you have been stuck in an old routine. With its energetic Sagittarian vibes, its energy may force you out of a rut more quickly and make you more motivated than ever to begin that new project or adventure that comes your way.
Sagittarius is home to the Teapot Asterism, a pattern of stars that resembles the handle of a teapot and can easily be seen when gazing upon the sky either late in the evening or early morning. You can spot this landmark through an aerial observation session.
Sagittarius contains several other interesting deep sky objects, including NGC 6559 (a star cloud 5000 light years away from Earth), famous for its red and blue regions.
Alternately, M22 stands out among Sagittarius’ prominent star clusters with its beautiful open star cluster consisting of recently born stars.
Sagittarius contains an expansive amount of space which contains nebulae, star clusters and galaxies due to being the hub for Milky Way’s densest part.
Sagittarius also hosts the bright orange giant star Kaus Borealis, more commonly referred to as Lambda Sagittarii. This star resides near Teapot Asterix and marks its northern bow of this constellation.