Look to the east-northeastern sky before sunrise on Tuesday (July 26) to catch the thin crescent moon slither across the sky above Venus.

The pair will be close enough to share the same field of view in a pair of binoculars.

According to astronomer Chris Vaughan of Astrogeo.ca Venus will be shining at a bright magnitude of -3.9, just several finger-widths (or 4 degrees celestial south) to the lower right of the old moon,

Eagle-eyed skywatchers catching the pair shortly after they rise at around 4 a.m local time will also be able to see some of the stars of the Gemini constellation (Alhena, Pollux, Castor, and Tejat Posterior) shine around them.of the old moon,

skywatching app like SkySafari or software like Starry Night or best stargazing apps helps you check exact time of the event varies depending on your specific location,

On Thursday (July 28) the moon will reach its new moon phase at 1:55 p.m. EDT (1755 GMT).

It will then conclude its monthly planetary "meet and greets" by approaching Mercury on Friday (July 29) shortly after sunset.

Another skywatching event to look out for this week is asteroid Juno appearing to reverse direction on Thursday.

"Eastward prograde motion of the main belt asteroid designated Juno through the background stars of western Pisces will slow to a stop," Vaughan wrote

Juno will then commence a westward retrograde loop that will last until late October.