2016: Venus & Moon, January 6-7

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The moon passes brilliant Morning Star Venus on the mornings  of January 6 and 7, 2016.  Venus is slowly fading into morning twilight as the crescent moon moves past it during these two mornings.  Look to the southeastern sky just before sunrise to see the crescent moon and Venus.  Saturn and Antares appear in the same view, with Venus about 3 degrees  to the upper left of dimmer Saturn.  Antares is about 6 degrees the lower right of the planetary pair.  Ruddy Mars appears farther south about 37 degrees to the upper right of Venus.

On the morning of January 9, Venus passes about   0.2 degrees from Saturn.

For more about the morning planets in 2016 see:  2016: The Morning Sky



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