Venus, Moon, Saturn & Mars This Morning, February 24, 2014



Brilliant Venus sparkles in the southeastern sky with a waning crescent moon nearby as seen at 5:45 a.m. CST from the Chicago area.   (Click the images to see them larger.) The planet continues to dazzle as a Morning Star in the southeastern sky.  It is rising about 2 hours, 25 minutes before sunrise.

Meanwhile Mars and Saturn appear farther to the west of Venus.  Mars appears 6 degrees to the upper left of the star Spica.  Saturn appears between Mars and Venus, near the stars Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.

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