Starwatch: Venus catches the eye in the head of the Bull

Venus is back in our sky before the sun rises, and will rise earlier as July progresses

Venus has returned to the sky. Following its passage between Earth and the sun on 3 June, it can now be seen in the pre-dawn sky. The planet is bright and unmistakable lying in the eastern sky. It is currently located in the constellation of Taurus, the Bull, directly in the group of stars that marks its head. It is close to the bright red star of Aldebaran, which should also be visible in the lightening sky.

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