Starwatch: look to the east at dawn for a sight of gibbous moon

On successive days, before the sun rises, the visible planets will be visited in turn by the waning moon

Awake with the dawn chorus this week? Take a look to the east. On successive days, before the sun rises, the visible planets will be visited in turn by the waning gibbous moon.

Start looking at about 0400BST on the morning of 21 June, when the moon will be close to Jupiter. The chart shows the view looking east from London at 0400BST a day later on 22 June. By this time the moon will be heading for Mars, which it will pass on the morning of 23 June.

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