Mars and Jupiter Tonight, April 25, 2014


Mars and Jupiter are visible from opposite sides of the sky this evening.

As it has been for most of the year, Jupiter shines brightly — tonight from the western sky.  (Click the images to see them larger.)  It is in front of the stars of Gemini with its bright stars Castor and Pollux.  Procyon and Capella appear in the image as well.

Just past opposition, Mars shines in the southeastern sky near the star Spica.  Arcturus appears in the image as well.

For more about Mars’ appearance in the evening sky, see Mars’ Retrograde

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