Under a clear, moonlit sky, Morning Stars Venus and Jupiter gleam brightly in the August morning sky. This 30-second image, made at 4:05 a.m. CDT from the Chicago area, shows the planets with the bright background stars. Venus is near Zeta Tauri, a star that marks a horn of Taurus. Jupiter is near Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus. Two star clusters are nearby. The Hyades are near Aldebaran. The Pleiades shine above Jupiter.