Venus: August 2, 2017
Venus: August 13, 2017
Venus is “that bright star” in the predawn sky. During August 2017, Venus rises about 3 hours before sunrise and the beginning of twilight.
On the morning of August 19, the waning crescent moon appears about 4.5 degrees to the lower left of Venus.
As summer turns into fall, Venus passes Regulus, Mars, Spica and Jupiter. The articles linked below provide more details about these events.
For more information about sky watching events:
- 2017, August 21: Chicago’s View of the Great American Solar Eclipse
- 2017, October 5: Venus-Mars Conjunction
- 2017, November 13: Venus-Jupiter Epoch Conjunction
- 2017 Evening Planets
- 2017 Morning Planets
- Venus as a Morning Star, 2017
- Chart and Image Collection
- Jupiter’s Year with Spica: A Triple Conjunction
- 2018: Mars Perihelic Opposition
- 2017-2019: Mars Observing Year with a Perihelic Opposition, July 27, 2018