The Moon and Venus

Crescent Venus
Venus approaching inferior conjunction, 24Dec2013
Tomorrow morning, January 28th, will see a brilliant Venus paired with a thin crescent Moon. Look for the pair to rise about 5:08HST to be 23° above the horizon at sunrise. A 7% illuminated Moon will be a nice match for Venus shining brilliantly at -4.5 magnitude. Separation will be about 6.5&deg.

The following morning, January 29th, will see the Moon 10° below Venus, halfway to the rising Sun.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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