Venus and the Moon This Morning, February 26, 2014


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Venus and the waning crescent moon make a spectacular pairing this morning in the predawn sky as seen from the Chicago area. The moon is 4.3 degrees to the lower left of this brilliant Morning Star.  (Click the image to see it larger.)  The night portion of the moon is gently illuminated by sunlight reflected from our planet’s surface creating an “Earthshine” effect on the moon.

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