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See it! Moon and Venus before dawn

Beautiful meeting of the moon and Venus before dawn today! See it here, in photos from the EarthSky community.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Annie Lewis in Spain.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Annie Lewis in Spain.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Brodin Alain in France.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Brodin Alain in France.

A closer shot of Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Brodin Alain in France.

A closer shot of Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Brodin Alain in France.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by GregDiesel Landscape Photography in Currituck, North Carolina.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by GregDiesel Landscape Phot ography in Currituck, North Carolina.

Greg Hogan wrote:

Greg Hogan wrote: “Thanks to your reminder yesterday I remembered to get up early and go have a peek. The sky was very clear.”

Robert Ede at Lake Windermere in British Columbia wrote:

Robert Ede at Lake Windermere in British Columbia wrote: “My dog Willow and I walked the banks overlooking Lake Windermere and watched Mars, Venus and a waning Crescent Moon rise over the mountains. Spectacular sight!”

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Mike Steuber in Germany.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Mike Steuber in Germany.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Juri Voit in Estonia.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Jüri Voit in Estonia.

Can you still see Venus and the moon for yourself?  Yes.  They'll be visible again on the morning of September 11.  Then the moon will sink into the dawn ... but Venus will appear in our morning sky for months to come.

Can you still see Venus and the moon for yourself? Yes. They’ll be visible again on the morning of September 11. Then the moon will sink into the dawn, while Venus remains in our morning sky for months to come. This is the view from North America on these mornings, but, as you can see from the photos on this page, these objects are visible near each other from around the world.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Martin Marthadinata in Malaysia.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Martin Marthadinata in Malaysia.

View larger. | Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by CB Devgun in India.

View larger. | Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by CB Devgun in India.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Bret Gardner in Florida.

Venus and moon on September 10, 2015 by Bret Gardner in Florida.

Fernando Roquel Torres in Puerto Rico caught the moon and Venus on September 9.

Fernando Roquel Torres in Puerto Rico caught the moon and Venus on September 9.

Beth Katz caught the moon and Venus on the morning of September 9, too.  Thank you, Beth and all who posted!

Beth Katz caught the moon and Venus on the morning of September 9, too. Thank you, Beth and all who posted!

Bottom line: The moon and Venus on the mornings of September 9 and 10, 2015, via photos from the EarthSky community.

Deborah Byrd

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