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Venus and the Crescent Moon Set to Shine Together Tonight

Look to the night sky on Tuesday, April 24, to see Venus and the crescent moon giving off a celestial glow.

At around dusk tonight — Tuesday, April 24 — stargazers who look to the skies will see Venus shining. The planet will shine so bright all the way through to May 17, according to the Space article on stargazing tips for Venus and the moon.

Venus will particularly glow brightly around 45 minutes after sunset, Joe Rao wrote in the article.

What's special about tonight is that the planet named for the Goddess of Love and the moon will engage in a little springtime flirtation and get a little closer together.

Technically, the celestial bodies are pretty far apart from each other — a whopping 6 to 7 degrees apart in celestial-speak, according to Rao. But to earthbound folks, he said the moon and Venus will be separated by two-thirds the size of a human first.

If you take an exceptional photo of the springtime celestial flirtation, add it to the article.

Happy Star Gazing!

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