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Wonderful evening sky! Best moon and Venus photos

Showing once again that we all live under one sky … the moon and Venus on December 22, 2014.

Here's last night's view of the moon and Venus - December 22, 2014 - as seen from Flagstaff, Arizona.  Photo by Jody Tanner.

Here are the moon and Venus – December 22, 2014 – as seen from Flagstaff, Arizona. Photo by Jody Tanner.

Hector Barrios caught the moon and Venus on December 22, 2014 from Hermosillo, Mexico.  Thank you, Hector.

Hector Barrios caught the moon and Venus on December 22, 2014 from Hermosillo, Mexico. Thank you, Hector.

Venus above the rocks, moon in the upper right of photo, by Spencer Mann, at Morro Bay, California.

Venus above the rocks, moon in the upper right of photo, by Spencer Man, at Morro Bay, California.

Mike Hoag caught the pair from Kansas.

Mike Hoag caught the pair from Kansas.

Miss them? Don’t worry. The moon will be moving up higher in the twilight sky each evening this week. It’ll be between Venus and a fainter planet, Mars, on the evening of December 23. On Christmas Eve – evening of December 24 – the moon will be near Mars. Happy holidays to all!

Let the waxing crescent moon guide you to Mars and Venus on December 22, December 23 and December 24. The green line depicts the ecliptic - sun's annual path in front of the constellations of the Zodiac.

Let the waxing crescent moon guide you to Mars and Venus on December 22, December 23 and December 24. The green line depicts the ecliptic – sun’s annual path in front of the constellations of the Zodiac.

Bottom line: Look outside shortly after sunset to see the waxing crescent moon and planets, December 22-24, 2014. Best photos here!

Deborah Byrd

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