Brilliant Morning Star Venus sparkles in the southeastern sky this morning with the crescent moon nearby. (Click the images to see them larger.) Venus is now rising less than two hours before the sun. Tomorrow, the moon and Venus appear about 3.5 degrees apart in the southeastern sky.
Meanwhile, Mars appears about 5 degrees above Spica. Mars is retrograding (appearing to move west as compared to the starry background.) Saturn is about 30 degrees to the upper left of Mars in the southern sky.
Our posts about the planets this month: