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Remember Venus hanging low in the southwestern sky after sunset during summer? Tomorrow morning you’ll find the same brilliant planet low in the eastern sky before sunrise. It is a dramatic shift. Tomorrow morning Venus is joined by the crescent moon. The two are close together. They both rise together as daylight approaches. Sunrise is after 6 a.m.; so the best view is probably around 5 a.m. and earlier.
On Sunday morning, the moon is lower in the eastern sky, closer to the glare of the sun and farther from Venus. For those with an exceptional view of the horizon, the planet Saturn appears under the moon. Saturn is accompanied by the star Regulus. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Leo.
The bright planet hovering near the southwestern sky after sundown is Jupiter. Jupiter resides in the zodiacal constellation Scorpius. The planet is only visible for a short time before it sets.
The red planet Mars rises in the eastern sky late at near midnight. The red planet is in the zodiacal constellation Taurus. Mars is distinctly reddish in color. There is no other celestial object in our evening sky with such a tint. Mars is about equal distance from the Earth as the Sun. And that is changing. Mars is getting closer, brighter and of course bigger.