02 January 2017

Sky-gazer's delight at night:

 
 
 

Sunday, January 1

“A lovely four-day-old Moon stands 25° above the southwestern horizon an hour after sunset. You should notice the ashen glow of earthshine illuminating the “dark” side of the 13-percent-lit crescent. You also can’t miss brilliant Venus hanging 5° to the Moon’s upper left.”

Source: astronomy.com