Astronomy

The Planets Tonight, July 28, 2013

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Unseasonably cool weather helped clear skies prevail in the Chicago area this evening. Brilliant Venus appears low in the western sky during twilight as seen in this 20 second exposure. (Click the image to see it larger.) Find a clear horizon to locate the planet as the sky darkens.

At the same time Saturn and Spica (Virgo) shine from the southwestern sky, as seen above. Click the image to see it larger.

See what’s occurring this month in our monthly summary.

Click here to see a description of Venus as an Evening Star.

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