Venus and the crescent moon get together early Sunday morning

A diagram shows the locations of Venus, the moon and the Pleiades early in the 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 through this first weekend of summer. To see it at its best, you must be up at the crack of dawn. But if you are, you’ll be rewarded with what likely will be the most eye-catching celestial rendezvous between the two brightest objects in the night sky: Venus and the moon.  

Considering the sun rises so early this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s admittedly a little difficult getting up to view a celestial event before sunrise. On Saturday morning (June 25), the moon will rise high above and to the right of dazzling Venus.  


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