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Jupiter and Venus at Sunrise

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Jupiter and Venus at Sunrise

What are those bright objects in the
morning sky?

Early morning dog walkers, among many others across our world's Northern Hemisphere,
have likely noticed tremendously bright
Venus hanging in the
eastern sky just before sunrise.

Looking a bit like an approaching airplane,
Venus holds its place in the sky and never seems to land.

Last week, impressive but less bright
Jupiter appeared within a degree of the
Venusian orb, creating a
dazzling sky that you might appreciate a bit more than your dog.

This night sky early show will
change slightly over the next week, with the
planets moving past each other,
Mars moving into the picture, guest stars like
Spica appearing to shift in the background, and even a crescent Moon stopping in for a cameo.

Pictured above last week, Jupiter and Venus were photographed
rising before the Sun over the city of Bursa,

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