8:15 pm – 11:00 pm       Moon and Jupiter night

Van Vleck crater:

At 8:15pm the moon will be at a 33.5 degree altitude,  3.39 days old, with excellent libration, 18% illumination. (Lunar libration is the turning of the edge of the visible surface towards or away from us, and allows us to see a total of 59% of the lunar surface from Earth.)

By 10pm, Jupiter will be 40 degrees high, well-placed for observation. It’s four largest moons will be easily visible, and positioned as shown below.

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