Brilliant Venus and the waning crescent moon shine from the eastern sky this morning. Venus is now rising less than two hours before sunrise. Dimmer Mars is now 6.5 degrees to the upper right of Venus.
Tomorrow morning the crescent moon appears about 1.5 degrees from Mars and 6.5 degrees above Venus.
For more information about sky watching events:
- 2017, November 13: Venus-Jupiter Epoch Conjunction
- 2017 Evening Planets
- 2017 Morning Planets
- Venus as a Morning Star, 2017
- Chart and Image Collection
- Jupiter’s Year with Spica: A Triple Conjunction
- 2018: Mars Perihelic Opposition
- 2017-2018: Jupiter’s Year in the Claws of the Scorpion, A Triple Conjunction
- 2017-2019: Mars Observing Year with a Perihelic Opposition, July 27, 2018