Watch the moon snuggle up to Earth’s ‘evil twin’ Venus on May 23

The moon will meet up with Venus, the solar system’s hottest planet and the second closest to the sun, in the sky on Tuesday (May 23). The two celestial objects will make a close approach with the waxing crescent moon, passing 2⁰ 12′ to the north of the scorching hot planet.

At around the same time as the close approach, the moon and Venus will share a right ascension in an arrangement astronomers call a conjunction. Both the 4-day-old moon and Venus will be in the constellation of Gemini during the conjunction. 

2023-05-23 17:00:14