On another wickedly cold morning, the waning crescent moon is 2 degrees from the Morning Star Venus this morning, while Jupiter is 8.5 degrees to the upper right of Venus. Venus passed Jupiter on January 22. It moves farther east and passes Saturn on February 18.
Look through a binocular to see “earthshine” on the moon. Sunlight reflected from Earth gently illuminates the night portion of the moon.
Venus and the moon about 20 minutes before sunrise.
More about the morning planets:
- Venus in the Morning Sky, 2018-2019
- 2018-2019: Jupiter Dances With the Snake Handler
- 2019: Saturn’s Year in Sagittarius
- 2019, February 18: A Venus-Saturn Conjunction