This was the scene on Wednesday night, as the waxing Moon formed a triangle with Mercury and Venus.
Skies cleared nicely this evening, providing a beautiful view and photogenic scene of the inner planets near the waxing Moon.
On January 21 the crescent Moon appeared with Venus (at left) and Mercury (below), and with the trio above the lights of Silver City, New Mexico.
With the Moon now returning to the sky, sighting Comet Lovejoy will become more difficult.
On Thursday night, January 22, the Moon will be higher and shine near Mars.
– Alan, January 21, 2015 / © 2015 Alan Dyer / www.amazingsky.com