…by Anura Guruge
Yes, earlier in the month it was Venus that was close to the Moon.
Now it is Jupiter, because they all move about — nothing stays still up there.
Venus is still around and visible in the Southwest sky, very close to the horizon, but setting BELOW the horizon by 7:30 pm. 5:30 pm, directly SW, is a good time to see Venus.
Enjoy Jupiter. It was spectacular last night — beautiful opposite conjunction with the full Moon. Today it will be above the Moon. While you are at it take a gander at Orion and soak in its grandeur.