Alexander Krivenshev managed to catch the location of Saturn, the crescent, Venus, Jupiter and the red supergiant Antares over Manhattan on February 1, 2019
Space sights decided to compete with the artificial lights of Manhattan in a magnificent new photo from the celestial observer. In one photo, Alexander Kryvenshev captured the arched line from Saturn, the crescent, Venus, Jupiter and the red star Antares. The observation was conducted shortly before sunrise February 1, 2019.
It was a special sight, but don’t worry if you missed it, because during the year you will be able to observe other similar events. For example, on February 18, Venus and Saturn will be located close to the sky near the horizon. Between them there will be a distance in the width of a finger (from the perspective of an earthly observer). On February 19, a “super moon” awaits us with a bright and large full moon, when the Earth’s satellite enters the perigee point (the minimum distance to the Earth). A few words about Antares. This is one of the brightest stars in the sky. Before us is a red supergiant, which is 700 times wider than the sun. Antares is 600 light-years distant from us in the constellation Scorpio. The star is approaching the end of its existence and must die in the form of a supernova explosion.