A Pre-Dawn Gathering

Last Thursday morning Venus, a waning crescent Moon, and Jupiter were arranged in a beautiful straight line in the pre-dawn sky.   That was our coldest morning of our version of the “Polar Vortex”  here in Ohio at around -5° F.  I stepped out and took a few photographs.  This evening I noticed a photograph of just the Venus and Moon pairing posted by Jill over at Brambled Way.  That photograph shows how much the Moon moved relative to Venus during the few hours between our dawn in Ohio and her dawn in Oregon ( I think 🙂 ).