Venus and Jupiter Tonight, March 11, 2012

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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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  1. thelastsongiheard – Songs and stories for my son

    I’ll be showing my boy the sights again tonight 🙂

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