Stunning images sent in to our facebook and twitter page show Venus and a crescent moon lightning up the night sky.
Above our street in Liverpool right now. Diagonal from top left, Mars, the Moon and Venus pic.twitter.com/pMaDR4WHLz
— Ronnie Hughes (@asenseofplace1) January 2, 2017
The weather has been perfect due to clear skies, but this has meant chilly nights and frosty mornings.
Forecasters are expecting that the weather through January will bring colder than usual temperatures which could result in snow.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days.
It has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar System and rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets.
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