Venus and Jupiter This Morning, September 30, 2012

Morning Stars Venus and Jupiter shine in the predawn skies this morning as shown in these images as seen in the Chicago area. They are visible well into bright morning twilight

Brilliant Venus appears low in the eastern near the star Regulus, the brightest star in Leo. Venus is rapidly moving toward the east and appears very close to Regulus on October 3.

Bright Jupiter appears high in the southern skies among the stars of Taurus. It is near Aldebaran, the constellation’s brightest star. The Pleiades star cluster appears in the image as well as Elnath and Zeta Tauri, the bull’s horns. The star Capella (Auriga) also appears in this view.

For our monthly sky watching posting, click here.  Watch the planetary pair in the morning sky throughout the next several months.  Read more about Venus as a Morning Star.   (Click the images to see them larger.)

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