The moon is now sweeping past the planet Venus in the eastern predawn sky. They are close both on the mornings of March 27 and March 28, 2014. Steve Scanlon Photography captured this wonderful shot of the pair a year ago, when Venus was still receding from Earth after the spectacular Venus transit of June 5-6, 2012. In early 2013, Venus was still dropping lower in the dawn twilight. It went on to have a wonderful apparition in our evening sky for much of 2013. And now it is visible before dawn again.
Thank you, Steve Scanlon Photography!