EarthSky focuses on the planets in the pre-dawn sky.
The month starts out with Venus shining above Jupiter in the morning sky, yet the month ends with Jupiter shining above Venus. Day by day, Jupiter climbs upward, away from the sunrise, while Venus sinks downward, toward the rising sun. The two will meet for a conjunction in the morning sky on January 22, 2019.

After this month, Venus will spend less time in the predawn sky before sunrise each morning, but it'll still be dazzlingly bright and visible at dawn to all on Earth for months to come.

Mona Evans
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