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2021, January 3-5: Morning Moon

Crescent moon and Venus

Photo Caption - Venus and the crescent moon. Notice the "earthshine" on the night portion of the moon.

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2021: January 3-5: The waning moon appears in front of the stars of Leo and Virgo before sunrise.

January 3-5, 2021:  The gibbous moon appears near Leo and Virgo in the southwest before sunrise.

by Jeffrey L. Hunt

During the mornings of January 3-5, the waning moon appears in the southwest before sunrise.

Venus is low in the southeast at this time.

Read about Venus during January.

The moon appears farther eastward each morning as it approaches Venus for a picturesque pose on the morning of January 11.

Here’s what to look for each morning:

Read more about the planets during January.

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