That is actually the planet Venus! It is an amazing sight and will appear incredibly bright in the night sky through September. (23 times brighter than the brightest night-sky star, Sirius, in late September!!!)
|Night Sky from EarthSky.org|
It is the brightest among many bright planets to be spotted this month. Also visible, although much dimmer will is the planet Mars. There is a very noticeable dull and reddish tint to Mars.
Also, this weekend is the Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse. More in yesterday's blog on this can be found HERE
~Meteorologist Chris Vickers