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Venus and Mars before dawn

Venus has returned to the east before dawn. Mars is up there, too, but not nearly as bright. See Venus, and capture Mars now with binoculars or in photos.

View larger. | Venus and Mars on August 30, 2015 as captured by Dennis Chabot.

View larger. | Venus and Mars on August 30, 2015 as captured by Dennis Chabot.

Congratulations to Dennis Chabot, who caught Venus and Mars before sunrise! These two worlds will be coming up sooner before sunrise and easier to see throughout September. Dennis wrote at EarthSky Facebook:

I went into the field next door … didn’t know if Venus was up or not. It was, and it was very bright. I could hardly see Mars, but it showed up well in the photo. Should be a good show for planets in the early mornings this month.

Yes! Thank you, Dennis!

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