After sunset on 5th September, there’s quite a sight in the west. Bright Venus will make a pretty view sitting right next to the crescent Moon. 

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When and where to look:

7pm, 5th September on the western horizon.

Something Interesting

The Moon makes close approaches to the planets very regularly, and sometimes, the Moon will pass directly in front of the planets. These events are known as occultations. 

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