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Crescent Moon, Venus, and Aldebaran, July 17, 2020
2020, July 17: The crescent moon, Brilliant Venus, and Aldebaran shine from the eastern during early morning twilight.

2020, August 14: Venus, Mars Morning Planets

Morning Planets Venus and Mars shine brightly in the sky before sunrise. Venus is low in the east, while Mars is in the southern sky.

Mars
The Red Planet from the Mars Global Surveyor shows the effects of a global dust storm (NASA)

2020, August 12: Mars, A Planetary Dance

Mars begins its planetary dance as it nears its closest approach to Earth and its opposition with the sun.

Venus and Jupiter, August 18, 2012
2012, August 18: Brilliant Venus and Jupiter in the morning sky.

2020, August 9: Venus in Orion, Mars and Moon

Brilliant Venus and Mars shine in the morning sky. Venus is in Orion and the gibbous moon appears near Mars.

Crescent Moon, Venus, Aldebaran, July 17, 2020
2020, July 17: The crescent moon, Venus, and Aldebaran in the eastern sky before sunrise.

2020, August 18, 19: Observe Opposing Crescent Moons

Opposing crescent moons are visible across eastern North America on the morning of August 18 and evening of August 19.

Venus as a Morning Star Gallery 2020-2021

  • Venus returns to the morning sky, June 14, 2020
  • Venus low in the east-northeast, June 15, 2020
  • Venus is low in the east-northeast during morning twilight, June 6, 2020.
  • The crescent moon and Venus, June 16, 2020
  • Crescent Moon and Venus
  • Venus and the crescent moon, June 19, 2020
  • Crescent moon and Venus, June 19, 2020
  • Venus in east-northeast, June 22, 2020
  • Venus, 25 minutes before sunrise, June 24, 2020
  • Venus in east-northeast, June 25, 2020
  • Venus in pre-sunrise sky, June 26, 2020
  • Venus in Taurus, June 28, 2020
  • Venus in the east-northeast, June 29, 2020
  • Venus in the east-northeast, July 1, 2020
  • Venus is near the Hyades, July 2, 2020.
  • Venus and Aldebaran with the Hyades and Pleiades, July 3, 2020
  • Venus in Taurus, July 4, 2020.
  • Venus in Taurus, July 5, 2020.
  • Venus in Taurus, July 6, 2020.
  • Venus in Taurus, July 7, 2020
  • Venus in Taurus, July 9, 2020.
  • Venus and Aldebaran, July 11, 2020
  • Venus, Aldebaran, Hyades, Pleiades, July 13, 2020.
  • Venus and Aldebaran, July 13, 2020
  • Venus, Moon, and Mars, July 14, 2020.
  • Venus in Taurus, July 14, 2020.
  • Venus in Taurus, July 20, 2020.
  • Mercury and Venus, July 20, 2020
  • Mercury, Venus, July 23, 2020
  • Venus and Taurus, July 23, 2020
  • Venus and Mercury, July 24, 2020
  • Venus in Taurus, July 25, 2020.
  • Venus in east, July 26, 2020.
  • Venus in Taurus, July 28, 2020
  • Venus in Orion, August 5, 2020
  • Venus in Orion, August 7, 2020
  • Venus in Orion, August 8, 2020
  • Venus in Orion, August 9, 2020

Feature Articles

Crescent Moon, Venus, and Aldebaran, July 17, 2020
2020, July 17: The crescent moon, Brilliant Venus, and Aldebaran shine from the eastern during early morning twilight.

2020, August 15: Moon, Venus Pair, Artistic Sight in Morning Sky

Venus and the moon make a spectacular scene before sunrise on August 15.  Artists and photographers can create inspiring interpretations of the view.

2020, August 15-16: Helical Rising of Sirius

The helical rising (annual first appearance) of Sirius in the morning sky is a spectacular sight. From the mid-latitudes, Sirius can be spotted for the first time during mid-August.