Venus is visible but not at the time you saw your object.
Venus is a pre-dawn object, shining brightly at magnitude -3.8. It is in the north-east, but, like Jupiter and Mercury, the shallow angle between the ecliptic and the horizon in the morning means it appears very low down. It is moving away from Earth and its angular size is now 10", but it is also 95% illuminated, keeping its brightness similar to that in previous months. It passes 6° below the Pleiades Cluster on the 8th, and on the 18th it is 5° above the Hyades Cluster and the closer star Aldebaran, which is the eye of Taurus the Bull.
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