Venus and Jupiter Tonight, March 11, 2012

The sky is expected to be cloudy and rainy in the Chicago area this evening. This simulated view of Venus and Jupiter is for 7:45 p.m. CDT in the Chicago area.  For other locations in mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere, look west at about one hour after sunset for these two bright planets.  Monday, the planets will be about 3 degrees apart, about 6 full moon diameters.  Although they appear close together on our sky, they are millions of miles apart in the solar system.  For more details, see the monthly update here.

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