From the October 2010 issue

Venus blazes before dawn

December 2010: Venus gleams at its brightest in the morning sky, and the first total lunar eclipse in nearly 3 years occurs.
By and | Published: October 20, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Venus receives a visit from a waning crescent Moon December 2, just 2 days before the planet reaches greatest brilliancy.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly

The innermost planet slips into the morning sky by month’s end, where it joins Venus gleaming at its brightest and the always lovely Saturn.