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Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Last Days of Venus as the Evening Star

That's not a young crescent Moon poised above the hills along the western horizon at sunset.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon and Venus over Cannon Beach

What's that spot next to the Moon? Venus.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Reflections of Venus and Moon

Posing near the western horizon, a brilliant evening star and slender young crescent shared reflections in a calm sea last Thursday after sunset.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon in the Hyades

Have you seen the Moon lately? On April 18, its waxing sunlit crescent moved through planet Earth's night across a background of stars in the Hyades.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Twilight in a Western Sky

A slender crescent Moon and inner planets Venus and Mercury never wander far from the Sun in planet Earth's skies

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Nebra Sky Disk

Some consider it the oldest known illustration of the night sky

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Phases of the Moon

Look at the Moon every night and its visible sunlit portion gradually changes

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus

Sometimes the sky above can become quite a show. In early September of 2010, for example, the Moon and Venus converged, creating quite a sight by itself for sky enthusiasts around the globe

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Roadster, Starman, Planet Earth

Don't panic. It's just a spacesuited mannequin named Starman

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