Bright star in the east: What is the bright star under the Moon tonight?

And although Venus is sometimes known as the Evening or Morning Star, it does emit any light of its own.

Instead, Venus is the third brightest body in out skies, after the Sun and the Moon, because it is extremely reflective.

And the planet is not alone this week, as it will appear to the left and above Moon on Friday morning alongside Mercury, the innermost planet of our system.

How to see Venus, Mercury and the Moon this week

Stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere should keep their eyes peeled on the eastern horizon in the predawn hours.

When viewed from London, for example, the Moon will rise on Friday, November 13, at about 4.23am GMT.

Then, look for Venus to the left of the Moon and Mercuy right below it.


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