Venus and Jupiter This Morning, July 5, 2012

Venus and Jupiter, appearing as bright Morning Stars, are displayed at 4:15 a.m. CDT on July 5, 2012 in a clear eastern sky as seen from the Chicago area. Jupiter appears above Venus in this view. The Pleiades star cluster appears the planetary pair in this 10-second exposure. Watch the pair in the morning sky throughout this month.  Read more about Venus as a Morning Star.  For our monthly sky watching posting, click here.  (Click the image to see it larger.)

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