Brilliant Venus and Orion shine from eastern morning sky
by Jeffrey L. Hunt
As Venus rises above the tree line, Orion, with its bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel, appears to the right of the sparkling planet.
Aldebaran appears above the scene. Venus appeared near that star about a month ago. The planet has moved farther eastward since then.
Among the stars, Venus is 4.8° to the left of Gamma Geminorum (γ Gem on the photo) and 3.0° to the upper right of Zeta Geminorum (ζ Gem).
This evening, locate Jupiter and Saturn in the southeastern sky after sunset.
Here is a daily summary about the planets during August.
January 2, 2023: Bright winter stars are in the western sky before sunrise. After sundown, four planets, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, along with the moon are visible.Keep reading
January 1, 2023: The Scorpion crawls into the southeastern sky before sunrise. After sunset, four bright planets and gibbous moon are along an arc across the sky.Keep reading
December 31, 2022: Mercury begins to depart the evening sky, leaving four bright planets – Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars on display for New Year’s Eve.Keep reading