I went outside before dawn this morning, to take the garbage can to the curb. I looked up in the sky and saw two bright planets shining in the East.
I fired up my Sky Guide iphone app to get my bearings. Venus is the one above, and Jupiter is the one below. I was disappointed to not be able to see Mars, which should have been just above Jupiter, but it must have been washed out by the light of Jupiter. Mercury had just risen but was too far below my view of the horizon.