Early morning risers
around the world have enjoyed the
sight of bright planets
in this week's predawn skies -
further enhanced by the celestial spectacle of the waning
From some locations the Moon was seen to pass in front
Jupiter or Venus, a lunar occultation.
Recorded near sunrise on November 10th from
Iran, this eastern horizon view finds Jupiter (top) and a brilliant Venus
in line with
the Moon, a lovely conjunction of the three brightest
objects in the night sky.
Although the Moon has
fallen out of the early morning
Venus and Jupiter (along with a much fainter Mars) still precede
the rising Sun above the eastern horizon.