Check out the sky tonight for Venus and the Moon show

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01/26/2012 5:00 PM |

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO Venus and the moon together in the night sky at around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday above the end of the Long Island Expressway in Riverhead.

As darkness is falling tonight, be sure to take a look toward the west-southwest part of the sky for a celestial tableau formed by a crescent moon and the planet Venus.

The moon will have shifted tonight to a position about 7 degrees above and to Venus’ right.

The glow you will see on the dark portion of the crescent Moon is known as earthshine.