Seeing strange lights? We have some bright neighbors in the nigh -

Venus, Jupiter, Mars visible in St. Louis night sky in December

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ST. LOUIS ( – If you've been noticing a lone, bright light in the sky in recent evenings, don't worry- you're just getting a free trip to the planetarium.

The planet Venus, also known as Earth’s evening star, is now the brightest light in the night sky minus the moon. During the final week of December through the start of January 2017, Venus can be seen with the naked eye roughly three hours after sunset if you look to the southwestern sky. Jupiter, the second-most prominent planet in the night sky, can be seen at its brightest right before dawn.

Earth's second-closest neighbor, Mars, can also be viewed throughout the night; its prominence will continue to wane through the month of February.  

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