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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Apr 25, 2014

Moon and Venus on mornings of April 25 and 26

The moon and Venus are the second- and third-brightest objects in Earth’s sky, after the sun. You’ll see them together now in the east before dawn.

Brian Abeling created this time lapse sequence on the morning of April 27.  He wrote,

Brian Abeling created this time lapse sequence on the morning of April 26. He wrote, “A time lapse sequence of the Moon and Venus from this morning rising over the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa. A photo was taken approximately every three minutes and then compiled together into this final shot.”

The waning crescent moon has been sweeping past the sky’s brightest starlike object – the planet Venus – in the eastern predawn sky. They were closest on Friday morning – April 25, 2014 – but many caught them on Saturday, too. Click here for a chart and info about Saturday’s moon and Venus.

If you’re in Australia, you have a partial solar eclipse next week!

Ken Christison caught the moon and Venus on the morning of April 26.  Thank you, Ken.

Ken Christison caught the moon and Venus on the morning of April 26. Thank you, Ken.

Jacob Baker created this cool composite image of the moon and Venus rising in the east on the morning of Friday, April 25, 2014.  He said it took him about three hours to complete.

Here’s another timelapse sequence, by Jacob Baker, created on the morning of April 25. He said it took him about three hours to complete. “Phew!” he said. It was worth it, Jacob. Thank you!

Moon and Venus as captured on April 26 by Novito Miranda Magsino at Brgy Banga, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines.  Thank you, Novito.

Moon and Venus as captured on April 26 by Novito Miranda Magsino at Brgy Banga, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines. Thank you, Novito.

Moon and Venus on April 26, 2014 as seen by Amrizal Rocketman in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Thank you, Amrizal.

Moon and Venus on April 26, 2014 as seen by Amrizal Rocketman in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Thank you, Amrizal.

Daniel McVey captured the moon and Venus in Silverthorne, Colorado on April 25.  Thank you, Daniel.  Visit Photography by Daniel McVey on Facebook.

Daniel McVey captured the moon and Venus in Silverthorne, Colorado. Thank you, Daniel. Visit Photography by Daniel McVey on Facebook.

Jennifer Sozio in Deptford, New Jersey caught the waning crescent moon and planet Venus on Friday morning, April 25.  Thanks, Jennifer!

Jennifer Sozio in Deptford, New Jersey caught the waning crescent moon and planet Venus on Friday morning, April 25. Thanks, Jennifer!

Jennifer Marie caught the moon and Venus from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.  Thank you, Jennifer!

View larger. | Jennifer Marie caught the moon and Venus on April 25 from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Thank you, Jennifer! Visit Jennifer Marie Nature Exposed.

GregDiesel Landscape Photography caught the moon and Venus from Currituck, North Carolina on April 25.  Thank you, Greg!  Visit GregDiesel Landscape Photography.

GregDiesel Landscape Photography caught the moon and Venus from Currituck, North Carolina. Thank you, Greg! Visit GregDiesel Landscape Photography.

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