Moon and Venus to be close in Thursday’s night sky

Clear skies will allow for a good view of the two bright, celestial bodies

From the Northern Hemisphere perspective, the bright planet Venus will appear next to a crescent moon Thursday night, February 27. (Ovidio Gonzalez, Ovidio Gonzalez/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – The crescent moon and Venus, which rank as the second-brightest and third-brightest celestial objects after sun, will be near each other tonight.

Look for them in the southwest sky shortly after sunset, with Venus appearing to hover just to the right of the moon.

The bright light is a reflection of the sun off of the two objects.

If you are unable to catch the event tonight, there is no need to worry. The pairing takes place roughly every month, with the next showing scheduled for March 28.

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Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.