If you have difficulty, try using binoculars to focus on the moon. Before using binoculars, make doubly sure that the sun is still safely behind the chimney or rooftop. Always take extreme care when using binoculars in a daytime sky and never point them at the sun without using a solar filter.
Venus is not the only object currently shining bright in the evening and nighttime sky. Tonight, Venus will appear near the moon and Jupiter for the second night in a row in an event that astronomers call a conjunction.
At sunset tonight, Venus will appear in the west just to the right of the crescent moon with Jupiter shining below. In the eastern night sky, Mars is also currently visible at night and is unmistakeable due to its reddish hue.
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