Use the moon to find Uranus in the night sky tonight

The moon makes its close approach to Uranus on Saturday (Feb. 25) providing an excellent guide for skywatchers to spot the seventh planet from the sun. 

During the close approach, both the moon and Uranus will be in the constellation of Aries, the ram. According to In the Sky (opens in new tab) during the close approach, the 5-day-old moon will pass Uranus within around 1 degree. From New York City, the pairing of the moon and Uranus will be visible high in the sky to the west shortly after sunset until around 11:25 p.m. EST (0425 GMT), just before the moon sets. 

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