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.
Venus and Jupiter This Morning, August 6, 2012