Before sunrise this morning, the sky was lit up by the Moon and Venus and presented a spectacular sight. In the morning – Tuesday December 4, 2018 – look eastward before sunrise for the moon and Venus again. If the sky is clear, you can’t miss them! They’re always the brightest and second-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, to light up the night sky. Plus – around now – Venus is at its maximum brightness for this morning apparition, with its greatest illuminated extent.