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Incredible photos uncover Venus dancing nearby a moon

Venus and a moon combined a fantastic steer in a western sky Sunday night, appearing inches divided from any other.

A crescent moon sat to a right, only dual degrees from Venus by mid-twilight. The view was manifest with a exposed eye about 30 mins after sunset. For reference, holding 3 fingers together, adult opposite a sky spans about 5 degrees.

Some people competence also have speckled Mercury sitting to a reduce right of a night sky. 

While rise examination was Sunday night, Venus and a moon will sojourn circuitously for a few some-more nights this week. This astronomical sighting doesn’t technically meant a moon and Venus have changed inches apart. The moon, nearby the closest indicate of orbit, sits 224,000 miles from Earth and Venus is about 400 times over away, according to Sky and Telescope.

Here are a few photos from this weekend:

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