UPDATE: August 5, 2009: I broke with my habit of putting updates at the bottom in this case, because it is *not* Venus anymore. At this time of the year for 2009 it is actually going to be Jupiter.
… is Venus.
UPDATE: January 29, 2009: Yes, it’s still Venus.
UPDATE: January 30, 2009: You can see it in the daytime too, I show you how here.
UPDATE: February 27, 2009: Yes, it’s still Venus!
Yes, once again I am pandering to the search terms that bring people to my site. After tonight’s conjunction, I saw a swarm of searches for the ‘bright star next to the moon’ and ‘bright object by the moon’ etc.