The Moon and Venus on February 27 On Friday, February 27, a sliver of a crescent moon, only 9-percent lit, will sit beside blazing Venus as darkness falls until the two solar system objects set. The pair will lie just a degree and a half apart, or a little more than the size of your pinky held at arms length. This beautiful sight will make for a great photo opportunity. Venus is in the constellation Pisces this month and will remain there into March, when it eventually meets back up with the sun. Comet Lulin Is Bright and Easy to Find A newly discovered comet passes close to Earth in February, visible in binoculars and perhaps even with the unaided eye. Comet Lulin, or C/2007 N3, reaches its peak of brightness around February 24. It moves quickly through the constellations Libra and Virgo and passes by bright objects such as Saturn, making it easy to spot. Comet Lulin is a unique two-tailed comet, sporting both a traditional tail and an anti-tail. Read more about Comet Lulin and how to see it.