What are those bright objects in the morning sky [ http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/02nov_venusjupiter.htm ]? Early morning dog [ http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/pets/dogs.shtml ] walkers, among many others across our world's Northern Hemisphere, have likely noticed tremendously bright Venus [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/venus.html ] hanging in the eastern sky just before sunrise. Looking a bit like an approaching airplane, Venus holds its place in the sky and never seems to land. Last week, impressive but less bright Jupiter [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap031114.html ] appeared within a degree of the Venusian orb [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040521.html ], creating a dazzling sky [ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020429.html ] that you might appreciate a bit more than your dog. This night sky early show [ http://skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance/article_110_1.asp ] will change slightly over the next week [ http://www.space.com/spacewatch/041105_morning_planets.html ], with the planets [ http://www.earthsky.org/skywatching/tsky.php?t=20041103 ] moving past each other, Mars moving into the picture, guest stars like Spica [ http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/spica.html ] appearing to shift in the background, and even a crescent Moon [ http://skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/planets/article_1364_1.asp ] stopping in for a cameo. Pictured above last week, Jupiter and Venus were photographed rising before the Sun over the city of Bursa, Turkey [ http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/tu.html ].