A clear morning in the Chicago area shows Morning Stars Venus and Jupiter at 4:05 a.m. CDT in this 20-second exposure. Venus is near Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus. The Pleiades star cluster shines above Jupiter.
Watch the planetary 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.)