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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Dec 05, 2013

Last night’s moon with Venus

People around the world saw the moon and Venus last night. They’ll be even closer tonight!

View larger. | People around the world saw the moon and Venus last night.  Gary P. Caton captured them from Asheville, North Carolina.  Thank you, Gary!  View more photos by Gary P. Caton here.

View larger. | Gary P. Caton captured the moon and Venus – December 4, 2013 – in Asheville, North Carolina. Thank you, Gary! Click here to view more photos by Gary P. Caton.

The moon is back in the evening sky, sweeping up past the bright planet Venus. And we do mean bright! Venus is at its brightest now for this evening apparition. It was a beautiful sight near the moon on December 4, 2013.

The moon and Venus will be even closer on the nights of December 5 or 6, closer for you on one of those nights, depending on your location on the globe.

EarthSky guide to the visible planets.

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