Some of the most eye-catching sky sights are when the moon glows near the brightest planet, Venus. Three such occasions will occur in fall’s morning sky. As dawn brightens on October 10, November 9 and December 9, look toward the eastern horizon for a dramatic scene. Venus will be unmistakable next to the waning crescent moon. What a sublime sight to start your day!
Today, enjoy a lovely almost new moon will be just to the right of the planet as they both rise, but climbing slower and becoming to the lower right of the planet as sunrise nears.
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Time: Look for Venus rising in the ESE (112 degrees) just before sunrise. Best viewing time for Venus will be 7:59 a.m.Location: East side beachesMore information: theskylive.com/planetarium
Learn more about dark sky events and the island's application to be recognized by the International Dark Sky Association as a Dark Sky Sanctuary at darkskyisland.org.