Just 10 days after inferior conjunction and nearly continuous morning clouds, Venus appears in the southeastern sky this morning at 6:45 a.m. CST as seen from the Chicago area. (Click the image to see it larger.) It is already rising about 80 minutes before the sun. The rising time continues to increase until late February when Venus rises about 2 hours, 30 minutes before the sun.
Read more about Venus as A Morning Star in 2014.
Read more about the planets this month.