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Venus rules the morning sky

February 2011: Passing winter storms tend to leave behind crisp clear nights. Many skywatchers relish these stunning skies.
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The Moon and Venus rose together before dawn June 23, 2006. Look for the same objects to put on a repeat performance late this month.
David Reese
Passing winter storms tend to leave behind crisp, clear nights. Many skywatchers relish these stunning skies, but atmospheric turbulence renders planetary views less than ideal. If you want to target objects in our solar system through your telescope, wait for a night with calmer skies and steadier seeing.

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