Mooning with Venus

Moon just before sunriseMy wife suggested this would make a neat photo and I agree. It’s the moon and a star (i guess, as opposed to a planet) in the upper part of the frame. Can any of you astronomical types enlighten me? It was taken just before sunrise today.

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Update: Venus? StarDate says for Dec. 6: “Look below Venus at dawn for the crescent Moon, which is at apogee.”