December 14th, 2017, 5:05 a.m. local time
In a partial attempt to stargaze earlier than Jim R for one morning, I caught a great view of a very Waning Moon rising in the East, with a bonus of Jupiter following along. You can see Jupiter a bit to the lower right of the Moon as it peeks just above a tree branch.
Frequent readers of this blog know that I mention my view of the East being blocked by trees. Here you get scope of that blockage, which of course alleviates some in the Winter months. I enjoy watching Orion and later Sirius ascend through this netted mosaic on clear December evenings.