Venus This Evening, December 1, 2013 December 1, 2013 Jeffrey L. Hunt Astronomy, Sky Watching Advertisements Brilliant Venus gleams from the southwestern sky this evening as seen from the Chicago area (Click the image to see it larger.) This week Venus reaches its greatest brightness during this evening appearance. Read more about the planets this month. Read more about Venus as an Evening Star. Share this:Print RelatedVenus, Mars & the moon, September 10, 2015In "Astronomy"2017, November 13: Venus-Jupiter Conjunction! #astronomyIn "Astronomy"2017, April 2: Venus in Morning SkyIn "Astronomy"