Venus shines bright in December in the Miami Valley 

Published: Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 4:02 AM
Updated: Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 6:42 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini explains how to find Venus.

Have you noticed a very bright looking star before sunrise this month?

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Venus, one of the most visible planets, has joined the early morning sky in the Miami Valley.

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Venus is actually now the third brightest object in our sky following the sun and the moon. If you wake up early, it will be hard to miss this bright planet, especially on a clear morning. You will know it is Venus and not a star because it won’t twinkle. 

Venus rises all month long around 4 a.m. It will be the highest before sunrise and usually sets around 9:30 a.m. Look to the east/southeast before the sun comes up to find this bright object.

Venus will look great before sunrise the next few mornings since skies will be clear. 

If you find Venus, share a picture using the hashtag SkyWitness7.