Tomorrow morning (Monday the 17th), the moon floats just above brilliant Venus in the predawn sky. This map shows the sky looking east around 4 a.m. local time. Joining the scene are Mars and five bright stars: Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull, Betelgeuse and Rigel in Orion and Castor and Pollux in Gemini. Created with Stellarium.
Just a quick reminder this evening. If you’re up tomorrow before sunrise, be sure to look east to catch a fine Venus-crescent moon pairing. Lots of other bright stars will be in the vicinity as well. Truly a star-spangled dawn.