That brilliant star above the moon this morning is Venus. The moon is nearly 8 degrees to the lower left of the Morning Star. They were slight closer yesterday morning.
For more information about sky watching events:
- 2017, August 21: Chicago’s View of the Great American Solar Eclipse
- 2017 Evening Planets
- 2017 Morning Planets
- Venus as a Morning Star, 2017
- Chart and Image Collection
- Jupiter’s Year with Spica: A Triple Conjunction