Venus is quickly rising in the dawn, appearing higher each morning. Today the planet will rise at 06:08HST, about 50 minutes before the Sun and be almost 12° above the horizon at sunrise. The planet will be quite prominent in the dawn sky for the next few months, reaching maximum elongation on March 22nd at 46.6° west.
When the planet rises far enough to catch in a telescope you will see a thin crescent that waxes a little each day.
Look for a nice pairing of this brilliant planet and a thin crescent Moon on the morning of January 28th.