Moon and Venus on March 2, 2011

The moon swept past Venus before dawn in late February and early March 2011.

Beautiful moonrise this morning at Lighthouse Beach in Chatham, MA. See Venus in the upper right of the image? EarthSky Facebook friend Phyllis Mandel took this great astrophoto on the morning of March 2, 2011 and said, “It hardly does justice to what I witnessed.”