Starwatch: the moon moves into a nice conjunction with star Spica

This weekend offers an opportunity to watch stars that make up Virgo, the second largest constellation in night sky

The moon moves into a nice conjunction with the star Spica this weekend. The chart shows the view looking south-south-west from London on 16 June at 22.00 BST.

On this evening, the moon will be almost 10 days old with about 75% of its visible surface illuminated. Since the ratio is greater than 50%, this puts it in a waxing gibbous moon heading for full in the next few days.

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