Brilliant Venus and the waning crescent moon sparkle in the eastern morning sky this morning. The two are about 7.5 degrees apart.
Notice the night portion of the moon, It is gently illuminated by sunlight reflected from planet Earth: Earthshine!
For more information about sky watching events:
- 2017, August 21: Chicago’s View of the Great American Solar Eclipse
- 2017 Evening Planets
- 2017 Morning Planets
- Venus as a Morning Star, 2017
- Chart and Image Collection
- Jupiter’s Year with Spica: A Triple Conjunction