On Sunday night, about an hour after sunset there are three celestial objects close to the western horizon.
Those rising early Friday morning will discover the crescent moon low in the south-southeastern sky.
Take a moment this weekend to look towards the western sky just after sunset.
Two of the sun’s closest planets Venus and Mercury appear low in our western sky in the week ahead.
If the skies are clear you have a pretty good chance of seeing the thin crescent moon above the bright planet Venus.
Friday morning a thin crescent moon appears in the southeastern sky before sunrise.
There is only one planet in our early evening sky.
Tides will be again extreme next week as the full moon, a Blue Moon, will be close.
Mira is a facinating variable star. For most of the year, it is too faint to see.