Venus and Jupiter This Morning, July 7, 2012


Venus and Jupiter shine in the east as Morning Stars at 4:05 a.m.  in the predawn sky from the Chicago area, along with a waning gibbous moon in the southern sky.  Jupiter is above Venus in this view.  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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  1. I’m looking at this fantastic morning view right now. Is that a star just below Venus? It sure does look like a planet!

    • Jeffrey L. Hunt – Jeffrey L. Hunt is an educational technologist living in suburban Chicago. When he's not learning about and implementing technology in classes, he's running or looking at the stars.

      It’s Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus.

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