Venus in the Morning

Anytime up to one hour before sunrise, Venus is hard to miss. This photo doesn’t do justice to its brilliance, especially in a dark sky. In binoculars, it’s a tiny moon-like crescent. It’s easier to see that it’s a crescent as the sky gets brighter.

Venus is that bright dot in this zoomed photo from my Canon XS


Venus is the bright dot in this wider view with my Canon SX


Click on the photos for the full size photo. Even better, go out and see for yourself. (Venus is so bright that if you have a clear view of the east and southeast from your window, you can see it from a darkened room.)

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