Venus and the crescent moon come together early Sunday morning

A diagram shows the locations of Venus, the Moon, and the Pleiades in the early morning of June 26, 2022, as seen from New York City. (Image credit: Starry Night)

The rare five-planet alignment of 2022 remains in view this first weekend of summer. To see it at its best, you have to be awake at dawn. But if you are, you’ll be rewarded with what will probably be the most striking celestial encounter between the two brightest objects in the night sky: Venus and the moon.

considering the sun It gets up so early this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere that it’s admittedly a bit difficult to get up to see a celestial event before sunrise. On Saturday morning (June 25), Moon will rise high above and to the right of dazzling Venus.

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