This picture was taken by donegaldaily.com reader Robert McClean. Jupiter is also shining tonight.
The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will perform one last sky show with the crescent moon tonight to wrap up what astronomers are calling a two-day celestial meet-up or conjunction.
The crescent moon appears at the top of the trio like a giant smile in space, with Venus shining bright to the lower right and Jupiter perched below.
“This will be the best Venus-Jupiter conjunction for years to come,” said the American space agency NASA.
“While bright to the unaided eye, they’re even better when seen through a telescope.”
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