The waning crescent moon joins lanternlike Venus in the eastern sky at dawn on the mornings of Monday, August 17, and Tuesday, August 18. Several more moon-Venus pairings will occur more-or-less monthly in the morning sky until Venus virtually disappears from the morning sky at the end of 2009. Early to mid-2010 will see many more moon-Venus encounters, but they will take place in the western sky at dusk.
More like this:
- Daylight Savings Time Arrives — Nov. 6, 2010
- The Perseid Meteor Shower, Venus, Mars, and Saturn — Aug. 11, 2010
- Crescent Moon and High Tide on Wednesday, September 16 — Sept. 15, 2009
- Blazing Venus — May 20, 2009
- A Dramatic Occultation of the Planet Venus, and the Lyrid Meter Shower — April 17, 2009