The asteroid Ceres passes through Messier 8 the lagoon nebula on Monday and Tuesday evening — photo op!
Only 3 hours and 17 minutes of astronomical darkness on Saturday evening. Not many mosquitoes yet fortunately.
Comet C2008 R1 (McNaught) is now about magnitude 7.8 and expected to brighten as it nears the Sun, may get to magnitude 2 according to some predictions. Take a look around 4:15 am.
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