Venus blazes before dawn
December 2010: Venus gleams at its brightest in the morning sky, and the first total lunar eclipse in nearly 3 years occurs.
October 20, 2010
Venus receives a visit from a waning crescent Moon December 2, just 2 days before the planet reaches greatest brilliancy.
Photo by Astronomy: Roen Kelly
The innermost planet slips into the morning sky by month's end, where it joins Venus gleaming at its brightest and the always lovely Saturn.
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