Venus is the brightest tonight; look to the western horizon after sunset. The planet will shine at at magnitude -4.7 which is brighter than Sirius and all other planets. Only the Sun and Moon is brighter. You can look and see the cresant through binoculars, but caution look after sun down. I would be a sight to behold, if you can’t see it today, tomorrow evening would still be a sight to beholdicon_smile.gif.

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