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2019, January 31: Moon, Morning Star Venus, and Jupiter

 

On another wickedly cold morning, the waning crescent moon is 2 degrees from the Morning Star Venus this morning, while Jupiter is 8.5 degrees to the upper right of Venus.  Venus passed Jupiter on January 22.  It moves farther east and passes Saturn on February 18.

 

 

Look through a binocular to see “earthshine” on the moon.  Sunlight reflected from Earth gently illuminates the night portion of the moon.

Venus and the moon about 20 minutes before sunrise.

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2019, January 30; Moon, Jupiter, and Morning Star Venus

2019, January 30: The waning crescent moon that is 24.4 days old appears 6 degrees to the upper right of bright Jupiter. Venus is over 7 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter.

The waning crescent moon, bright Jupiter, and Morning Star Venus shine from the southeast on this wickedly cold morning.  The crescent moon (24.4 days old and 24% illuminated), overexposed in the image, is 6 degrees to the upper right of bright Jupiter.  Venus, rapidly moving eastward is over 7 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter.  The star Antares appears to the right of the planets.  Tomorrow morning, the moon is near Venus.

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2019, January 29: The Moon Approaches Jupiter and Morning Star Venus

The waning crescent moon, 23.4 days old — past the New phase — and 33% illuminated, enters the photographic frame this morning as it approaches Jupiter and brilliant Morning Star Venus.  The moon, overexposed in the image, is over 18 degrees to the upper right of Jupiter. The next few mornings, the moon passes Jupiter and Venus.

Venus passed Jupiter a week ago.  This morning Venus is nearly 8 degrees from the Giant Planet.  Venus is heading toward a conjunction with Saturn on February 18.

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2019, January 27: Morning Star Venus, Jupiter, and Antares

Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines from the southeastern sky this morning during twilight.  It is over 5 degrees to the left of Jupiter.  Venus passed Jupiter nearly a week ago and the gap widens each morning.  Venus is heading toward a conjunction with Saturn next month.

This morning Jupiter is nearly 9 degrees to the left of the star Antares that represents the “heart” of the Scorpion.

This morning, the Last Quarter moon is outside the frame, nearly 11 degrees to the left of the star Spica.  It is headed toward displays with Jupiter and Venus in a few days.

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2019, January 26: Venus, Jupiter, and Antares

Brilliant Morning Star Venus continues to dazzle the pre-sunrise sky in the southeast.  Earlier this week, Venus passed Jupiter.  This morning they are over 4 degrees apart as Venus heads toward a conjunction with Saturn next month.  The star Antares is over 8 degrees to the right of Jupiter.  This morning, the gibbous moon is outside the frame.  It is headed toward displays with Jupiter and Venus next week.

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2019, January 25: Morning Star Venus and Jupiter

2019, January 25: Brilliant Venus is about 3.6 degrees to the left of Jupiter.

The brilliant morning star Venus shines from the southeast this morning with Jupiter about 3.6 degrees to its right. The gibbous moon is in the western sky.  Venus continues to move eastward rapidly toward a conjunction with Saturn next month.

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