Venus and Jupiter This Morning, August 6, 2012

Morning Stars Venus and Jupiter shine from a beautifully clear eastern sky with a waning gibbous moon as seen in this 30-second exposure made at 4:05 a.m. CDT as seen from the Chicago area. From the eastern sky brilliant planet Venus is well past the star Zeta Tauri, the star that marks one of the horns of Taurus. Planet Jupiter is near Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus. Two star clusters, the Hyades and the Pleiades, shine nearby.

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.)


2 Responses to “Venus and Jupiter This Morning, August 6, 2012”

  1. Daver9 Says:

    Venus incredibly bright and large at 5 am today, aug. 6 viewing from Springfield, I

    • Wals Says:

      Orion is now in full view as well. Interesting sight from NE had the ISS move right through the early morning sky.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: