Venus and Saturn, September 23, 2013


Brilliant Venus and Saturn shine from the southwestern sky as seen during evening twilight this evening from the Chicago area. (Click the image to see it larger.)  This evening Venus appears closest to the star Zubenelgenubi.  The pair is separated by about 2 degrees with Saturn about 6 degrees to the right of Venus.  During the next few weeks Saturn rapidly disappears into the bright twilight passing behind the sun (conjunction) on November 6 to reappear in the morning sky later in the month.

Venus continues its eastward movement among the stars and passes Antares on October 16.

For this month’s sky summary, click here.

Read more about Venus as an Evening Star.

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