Published on Dec 1, 2018
On December 2 up to 4, wake up before dawn to see Venus and the crescent Moon. Venus appears near to Spica, Virgo's brilliantly white star. This month presents a fine time for watching Venus' crescent phase through a telescope. On December 2, 2018 the bright planet Venus reaches its greatest illuminated extent. Right now, Venus' disk is about 25& illuminated by sunshine. On Dec. 3 the crescent Moon will be close to Venus and Spica forming a celestial triangle. https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-ven...