Spot Venus shine under the thin crescent moon on Tuesday

Look to the east-northeastern sky before sunrise on Tuesday (July 26) to catch the thin crescent moon slither across the sky above Venus.

Venus will be shining at a bright magnitude of -3.9, just several finger-widths (or 4 degrees celestial south) to the lower right of the old moon, according to astronomer Chris Vaughan of Astrogeo.ca (opens in new tab)who prepares Space.com’s monthly night sky calendar in cooperation with Simulation Curriculum. (On the magnitude scale used by astronomers, lower numbers mean brighter objects.) The duo will appear close enough to share the view with a pair of binoculars.

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