- The waning crescent moon and a bright Venus were visible on Jan. 1
- For some skywatchers, Mars and Neptune could be seen, too
Such was the case on Sunday night, when an especially bright Venus paired up with a waning crescent moon, creating quite a sight for skywatchers.
According to EarthSky
, Mars was also visible, although much smaller and not as bright. And for those with a telescope and some astronomical sleuthing skills, a glimpse at Neptune rounded out the planetary pageant.
Admirers took advantage of the sky's Instagrammable moment:
This picture was taken by MaoTing Hsu in Taichung, Taiwan. The top image was taken in Hong Kong, China by B. Yeung.