Jupiter Tonight, April 1, 2013


Jupiter shines brightly from the western sky this evening as seen from the Chicago area at 8:15 p.m. CDT in this 15-second time exposure. (Click the image to see it larger.) It appears near Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus, along with the widely spread Hyades star cluster. Zeta Tauri and Elnath represent the bull’s head.  Capella (Auriga) and Betelgeuse also appear in the image.

For more about the April sky, see our monthly skywatching description.

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