2020, October 1: Venus in Leo

Venus and Regulus, October 1, 2020
2020, October 1: Brilliant Venus shines from the eastern sky. The planet is stepping eastward in Leo. This morning it is 1.7° to the upper right of Regulus (α Leo) and 0.7° to the lower left of Nu Leonis (ν Leo).

Brilliant Venus shines from the eastern sky near Regulus, the brightest star in Leo.

by Jeffrey L. Hunt

This morning brilliant Venus shines from eastern sky as it steps eastward among the stars of Leo.  It is 1.7° to the upper right of Regulus, the brightest star in Leo. 

Venus is moving away from Nu Leonis (ν Leo on the photo above).  The planet is 0.7° to the lower left of that star.

During the next two mornings, Venus is very close to Regulus.

See our summary about Venus during October 2020 and the feature article  about Venus as a Morning Star.

Watch Venus continue to move through the constellation for most of October.

The moon is in the region with Venus and Regulus beginning October 12.

Read more about the planets during October.

The crescent moon, November 19, 2020

2021, August 12: Evening Sky, Lunar Dance

August 12, 2021: This evening the crescent moon appears between Venus and Spica as the lunar slice dances eastward.

2021, May 13: The crescent moon is 3.2° to the upper left of Mercury.

2021, August 11: Waxing Moon, Evening Star

August 11, 2021:  The waxing crescent moon is to the upper left of Evening Star Venus this evening in the western sky.

The Crescent Moon, November 16, 2020

2021, August 10: Evening Star Venus, Crescent Moon

August 10, 2021:  The crescent moon is near Venus in the western sky after sunset.

2021, May 13: The crescent moon is 3.2° to the upper left of Mercury.

2021, August 9: Evening Moon, Mars

August 9, 2021: After the New moon yesterday morning, the crescent moon appears in the evening sky during bright twilight near Mars.

2021, May 13: Brilliant Venus, Mercury, and the crescent moon in the evening sky.

2021, August 3: Four Evening Planets: Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter

August 3, 2021:  Four planets appear in the evening sky.  Brilliant Evening Star Venus and dim Mars are in the west after sunset.  A little later during the evening, Saturn and Jupiter are easily visible in the southeast.



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