Venus and the moon appeared near each other this morning in the eastern sky as seen from Fairfield County Ohio. (Click the images to see them larger.) The moon made its first pass with this brilliant Morning Star during the planet’s 2014 morning appearance. Up close notice that the night portion of the moon is gently illuminated by sunlight reflected from our planet. This effect is known as “Earthshine.”
Read more about Venus as A Morning Star in 2014.
Read more about the planets this month.