Spot Uranus near Venus in the predawn sky on Sunday

Uranus requires binoculars or a telescope to see, but Venus shines brightly in the eastern sky.

Before daybreak early Sunday (June 12), the dazzling planet Venus will glow near Uranus, acting as a bright beacon for stargazers seeking to discover the more distant (and dark) gas giant in the night sky.

Venus is currently visible in the early morning sky, low in the eastern sky, before dawn.

Uranus is not visible without binoculars or a telescope, however it can be seen using binoculars or a telescope. It can be found on Venus's upper left side.

According to Chris Vaughan, a geophysicist and amateur astronomer with SkySafari Software, who manages Space.com's Night Sky calendar, Uranus is about a thumb's width away from Venus.

Venus passed Uranus in the sky early Saturday (June 11), and the two planets were actually closer than they will be on Sunday, appearing just 1.7 degrees apart.