Venus and bright stars, east before sunup

From our friend Tom Wildoner, a single shot of the morning stars in the sunrise direction. He added labels to help you identify some of the brighter objects on your morning commute!

Photo taken August 30, 2017 by Tom Wildoner. Visit Tom at He took the photo from the U.S. state of Pennsylvannia, but Venus and these stars can be seen from around the world now, in the direction of sunrise, before the sun comes up.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM, tripod mounted, 3.2 second shot, ISO 3200, f/4 and 24mm. Date: August 30, 2017 Image Location: 41.048399, -75.747473 (cut and paste into Google).

Deborah Byrd