Brevard Co. FL. At first I thought it was a comet it appeared to have a tail. Starts out low in the east and gains elevation as the sun rises. As the sun is just above the horizon it is still visible at about an 80 degree elevation. What am I seeing?
This is the planet Venus. It is always bright (when visible) but exceptionally so at the moment. Venus shows phases (similar to the moon) and is currently nearly half illuminated. That, combined with its relative closeness (about 75million km) is why it is particularly bright at the moment.
It is often visible in broad daylight, but can be difficult to spot because of the bright sky background.