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Moon "snuggles up" to Venus in the pre-dawn sky Tuesday morning

The moon will "snuggle up" to Venus in the pre-dawn sky Tuesday morning, according to Space.com.


The two celestial bodies will share the same right ascension — which astronomers call a conjunction, the site reports.


This special event will likely unfold around 3 a.m. for those in our area of the Lehigh Valley. The waning crescent moon will be up at 2:44 a.m. while Venus rises around 3:11 a.m. The conjunction should be visible around that time, according to the website.


Image credit: Chris Vaughan/Starry Night