How brilliant the full moon has been this month. In another night or two, it'll start waxing (or is it waning)? I can never keep that straight.
(Okay. I looked it up. It'll be waning ~ getting smaller.)
Two night ago the sky was as clear as it could be. The moon had not yet cleared the pine trees over the house. And there, to the east, just out from behind the trees, was Venus. It was the only thing bright enough to be seen in the glow of the full moon.
If you haven't been outside after dark in the past few nights, you MUST get out tonight. The moon has been so bright and clear and Venus is almost perfectly aligned with it. Tonight it should be absolutely perfect.
If you look at the moon, in all its glory, and you see one 'star' that shines louder than the others, that's probably the Evening Star.......Venus.