Get up bright and early on the 10th of November to view the Moon and Venus making a close approach. The Moon will appear as a very thin crescent, while Venus appears as a bright star. If you’ve got powerful binoculars or a telescope, take a closer look at Venus and you’ll see it seems to be only half full! Venus goes through phases, just like our Moon, as it is closer to the Sun than the Earth.
Use the Quasar Publishing image above as a guide. To find out more about what to see in the night sky, grab a copy of their latest Astronomy Australia almanac at Quasar Publishing.
When to look: 3.30am to 5.15am, on the 10th of November
Which direction to look: North east