Over the next several evenings the Crescent Moon will first meet in the west with the bright star Spica and then with the red supergiant star Antares in the southwestern sky. If you go outside to witness the meeting of Spica and the Waxing Crescent Moon, pay special attention to the Moon. Cradled between the arms of the waxing crescent is a display of light and shadow that puzzled sky watchers for thousands of years. Until Leonardo da Vinci figured it out. It's the "Da Vinci Glow," also known as Earthshine. Note the soft glow of Earthshine on the darkened portion of the Moon. Spica is the brightest object in the constellation Virgo and one of the 20 brightest stars in the night sky. Analysis of its parallax shows that it is located 250 light years from the Sun. Antares is on average the fifteenth-brightest star in the night sky, and the brightest object in the constellation of Scorpius. Antares is a red supergiant, a large evolved massive star and one of the largest stars visible to the naked eye. It is located 550 light-years from Earth. Go outside when the Sun goes down and enjoy the show. Stay Tuned!