Venus In The Daytime With Crescent Moon

July 01, 2002

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Provided by: Becky Ramotowski
Summary authors & editors: Becky Ramotowski

It's not as hard as you might think to see a bright planet such as Venus in the daytime. An easy way to find Venus in the daytime is when it is postioned near the Moon as shown in the image above. Venus is the small speck of light to the lower left of the Moon's thin crescent. This image was made through binoculars 3 1/2 hours before Sunset. Venus was shining at magnitude -3.9 and was easy to see with the unaided eye after locating the Moon.

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