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Through 50 power binoculars the object appears to shimmer as if giving of a great amount of heat. It curiously has a "half moon" look to it as well. This is due to the fact that the upper portion, from 1 oclock to approx 4 oclock is scooped out.
Beyond the moon, Venus begins to dazzle morning sky gazers. After crossing the face of the sun June 8, the gorgeous, bright planet ascends the pre-dawn heavens, climbing higher with each passing July day.
Look to the east-northeast just after 5 a.m. to find Venus low on the horizon. As the hour moves toward sunrise, Venus is easily spotted. It looks like a distant airplane with its landing lights on. This brilliant planet -- at negative 4.5 magnitude (very bright) in the middle of July -- hangs out near the star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus. The sun, of course, erases it from the sky after dawn.
A bit of good news!
Many people are reporting that the object in the AM sky is the planet Venus. It's accompaning object may be the star, Aldebaran!
In all my years of observing Venus, that old gal has NEVER looked this gussied up!
So...I must say that if this is the case then I urge EVERYONE who can do so, to rise early tomorrow, (before sunrise) and, with a good pair of binoculars, take a long look!