A crescent moon shines in the morning sky with Venus. Castor and Pollux, the Gemini Twins, are nearby.
by Jeffrey L. Hunt
Brilliant morning star Venus and the crescent moon shine from the eastern sky this morning. The moon is only 9% illuminated.
The moon is about 12° to the lower left of the brilliant planet.
Venus and the moon are in front of the stars of Gemini. The moon is 6.6° to the right of Pollux. Venus is 1.2° to the lower left of Nu Geminorum (η Gem on the photo).
This evening, locate Jupiter and Saturn in the southeastern sky after sunset.
The first sightings of Sirius by the unaided eye occur are occurring this morning about 45 minutes before sunrise.
Here is a daily summary about the planets during August.
2023, July 1: Mercury at Superior Conjunction, Brilliant Venus
July 1, 2023: Mercury begins an evening appearance with superior conjunction at the sun. Brilliant Venus is in an interval of greatest brightness after sundown.Keep reading
2023, June 30: Venus-Mars Quasi-Conjunction, Moon with Antares
June 30, 2023: Venus’ chase of Mars ends this evening with a quasi-conjunction. The bright evening gibbous is near Antares.Keep reading
2023, June 29: Venus Brakes, Scorpion Moon
June 29, 2023: Venus slows as it approaches Mars after sunset. Farther eastward, the bright gibbous moon is with the Scorpion’s head.Keep reading