If you can wake up before sunrise only once this month, make it July 10th. On Friday morning, Venus will be at its maximum brightness, magnitude -4.7. That's 30 times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Bonus: Venus will be less than 2 degrees from orange giant star Aldebaran. Bonus #2: Comet NEOWISE is nearby, too. So right now is a great time to look for Venus in the east before sunrise! On July 17th the waning crescent Moon will form a beautiful celestial triangle with Venus and Aldebaran. Aldebaran is an orange giant star about 65 light-years from the Sun. It is the brightest star in Taurus and generally the fourteenth-brightest star in the night sky. Stay Tuned!