See it! Photos of moon and morning planets

The moon has swept past the planets that are up shortly before sunup this week. The EarthSky community caught the early morning sky scenes.

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Bright Venus and thin crescent moon, on black background.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Krishnan Subramanian in Nerul Navi Mumbai, India, wrote on March 3, 2019: “Beautiful morning sky here. We can see Venus and moon shining brightly in the sky.” Thank you, Krishnan!

Venus and moon with thin clouds, in a circular frame.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Dr Ski in Valencia, Philippines, wrote on March 3: “On my side of the planet, the moon was at the same right ascension as Venus (20 HR) before sunrise. The ecliptic is directly between them.” Thank you, Dr Ski.

Cityscape - Seattle - large tower and conical mountain in background with Venus and moon above.

View larger at EarthSky Community Photos. | Gary Peltz caught the waning moon and Venus (upper left) over Seattle, Washington on March 2, 2018. Thanks, Gary!

Cloudy dawn, with Venus and crescent moon shining through.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Idriss Dhoparee was in Chemin Grenier, Mauritius, when he caught this beautiful image of the moon and brightest planet, Venus, on March 2, 2019. Thank you, Idriss!

Venus and moon above the lights of Hermosillo.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Héctor Barrios in Hermosillo, Mexico, caught the moon and Venus on March 2, 2019. Thank you, Héctor!

View through binoculars of the moon and Saturn.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Dr Ski in Valencia, Philippines, caught the moon below Saturn on March 2, 2019. “I waited for clouds to temper the moon’s glare,” he wrote.

March 2 planets and moon, annotated.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | A wider view of the planets on March 2, 2019, from Dr Ski in Valencia, Philippines. Thanks, Dr. Ski!

Moon and Venus with their reflections glimmering in a body of water.

Steven A. Sweet of the Facebook page Lunar 101-Moon Book caught this image of the moon, Saturn and Venus on March 1, 2019. He’s in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Man in Arctic garb in foreground, Venus, Saturn, moon, and Jupiter in background.

“Jupiter, moon, Saturn, Venus and me at -18 C,” wrote Steven A. Sweet of the Facebook page Lunar 101-Moon Book. He captured this image on the morning of February 28, 2019. Thanks, Steven!

Beautiful shot of the planets and moon on the morning of February 28 from Claire L. Shickora in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Dark sky with bright moon and planets, annotated.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Moon and morning planets on March 1, 2019, from Kaliannan Shanmugasundaram in Soeng Sang Town, Thailand. See the photo below!

Dark sky with bright moon and planets, annotated.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Moon and morning planets on February 27, 2019, from Kaliannan Shanmugasundaram in Soeng Sang Town, Thailand. See the photo above to see how the moon moved over the course of a few days. Thank you, Kaliannan.

Waning moon near bright Jupiter, with outline of the top of constellation Scorpius annotated.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Dennis Chabot of in Rehoboth Massachusetts – and of POSNE NightSky Astrophotography – caught the February 27, 2019, moon and Jupiter, ascending in the east before sunup, with the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion rising nearby. Thank you, Dennis!

View at EarthSky Community Photos.| Moon and Jupiter on February 27, 2019, from April Singer in New Mexico.

Crescent moon above a bright dot - Jupiter - against a black sky.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Waning moon and Jupiter on the morning of February 27, 2019, from Chuck Reinhart in Vincennes, Indiana. Thank you, Chuck.

Bottom line: Photos of the moon’s sweep past the morning planets – Venus, Saturn, Jupiter – in late February and early March 2019.

Deborah Byrd

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