Venus and the moon look incredible in the skies over Merseyside

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Venus & the moon over Wirral. CREDIT: Kirsten Hignett

Venus has been visible over the last two nights in the skies above Merseyside.

Stunning images sent in to our facebook and twitter page show Venus and a crescent moon lightning up the night sky.

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.

READ MORE: January could see snow as colder than usual weather is expected on Merseyside

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Venus and Moon over Liverpool. Credit: Dave Edmunds

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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