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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Aug 11, 2013

Last night’s moon and Venus

Here are the moon and planet Venus in Saturday night’s evening twilight sky, as seen from a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy.

View larger. | Moon and Venus as seen August 10, 2013 by Stefano De Rosa at Isola D'Elba, Italy.  See more of Stefano's photos here.

View larger. | Moon and Venus (far right of photo) as seen August 10, 2013 by Stefano De Rosa at Isola D’Elba, Italy. See more of Stefano’s photos here.

We saw many wonderful photos of the moon and planet Venus over the past several nights, as the waxing moon moved up past Venus in the evening twilight sky. The colors in this one, though … wow. Stefano De Rosa – at Isola D’Elba (the island of Elba), off the coast of Italy – captured this image on August 10, 2013. Many thanks, Stefano.

Don’t forget: Peak night for the Perseid meteor shower Sunday night!

August 2013 guide to the visible planets

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