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Watch for Venus and Aldebaran

View larger. | Venus and Aldebaran – July 16, 2017 – from Posne NightSky.

Dennis Chabot of Posne NightSky – an EarthSky Facebook friend – wrote on Sunday morning:

Finally, a nice clear morning sky so I just wish I would have woken up about an hour earlier. But I did capture Venus in Taurus right next to the star Aldebaran.

I saw them, too, Dennis, and had to get out the binoculars … not because there was anything special to see, but just because binoculars can enhance a view of close sky objects, like these two. They’ll be near each other for a few days. Watch for them in the east before sunup!

Thanks, Dennis!

Bottom: Photo of Venus and star Aldebaran before dawn, July, 2017.

July 16, 2017
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