Venus and Jupiter This Evening, May 23, 2013

No Photos This Evening as I was without a camera.

Clear skies prevailed this evening from the Chicago area.  Brilliant Venus and bright Jupiter were visible low in the western sky at 8:45 p.m.  Venus was near the horizon and Jupiter only 5 degrees to the upper left of Venus.

For more about the grouping of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, see our monthly skywatching posting.

For more about Venus as an evening star, see our detailed explanation of this evening appearance this year.

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