What’s the bright object in the southwestern sky? It’s the planet Venus!

Venus is still hanging out low in the southwestern sky for all of December. Near its greatest brightness, Venus is hard to miss, even as it gets lower in the sky.  Here’s a chart from the Sky and Telescope web site showing Venus.  The moon was nearby earlier this week, but has moved on now……See the Sky and Telescope ‘This week’s sky at a glance for updated charts and more great sights in the sky. 

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