See the old moon and Venus conjunction tonight

The waning crescent moon will pass just 4°17' north of the brilliant planet Venus.

The moon currently has a magnitude of -8.4, while Venus has a magnitude of -3.9. Regardless of their close encounter

The pair will be too far apart to fit within a telescope's field of view.

The pair is currently in the constellation Cancer, where they are joined by the dwarf planet Ceres, which appears directly between the moon and Venus.

At 4:56 a.m., the pair was visible close together in the predawn sky. EDT

The two objects were difficult to spot in the predawn sky because they rose only 9° above the eastern horizon before fading to the rising sun.

If you miss this close encounter between Venus and the moon, you'll have another chance to see them before the end of the year on December 25.

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