January 13, 2021: As sunrise approaches brilliant Venus is visible low in the southeast before sunrise.
by Jeffrey L. Hunt
Chicago, Illinois: Sunrise, 7:16 a.m. CST; Sunset, 4:43 p.m. CST. Check local sources for sunrise and sunset times for your location.
Now rising 65 minutes before sunrise, brilliant Venus rises later each morning as it drops into bright twilight. It is slowly heading for its superior conjunction over two months away. I reappears in the evening sky later in the year.
At 30 minutes before sunrise, Venus is only about 5° in altitude in the southeastern sky. Locate a clear horizon to see it.
Read about Venus during January.
Detailed Note: During bright twilight, Venus is about 5° up in the southeast.Read more about the planets during January.
August 14, 2021: This evening the waxing moon is near Zubenelgenubi, the southern claw, that is a stellar double. Use a binocular to see both stars that are in a gravitation dance.
August 13, 2021: This evening the crescent moon appears between Evening Star Venus and Spica as the lunar slice dances eastward. Jupiter and Saturn are in the southeastern sky.
August 12, 2021: This evening the crescent moon appears between Venus and Spica as the lunar slice dances eastward.
August 11, 2021: The waxing crescent moon is to the upper left of Evening Star Venus this evening in the western sky.
August 10, 2021: The crescent moon is near Venus in the western sky after sunset.