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The moon and Venus will appear together after sunset tonight

Venus is now nearly 3 times brighter than it was at its faintest months ago.

Look in the western sky after sunset Monday night to see the very bright Venus and the waxing crescent moon appear next to each other. 

Venus is now nearly 3 times brighter than it was at its faintest months ago.

Even at its dimmest, Venus ranks as the third brightest object in the sky, only behind the sun and the moon. 

Technically, Venus will be at or near its greatest brightness at 9 p.m. Monday evening. Venus’ nightly evening sky appearance started on Aug. 14, 2019 and will come to an end on June 3. That’s when Venus in its orbit will transition over to the morning sky. 

It won’t appear in the evening until March 21, 2021.Until then, watch for it these next several days at dusk and early evening. Venus will impress!

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