Astronomy

Jupiter and Venus This Morning, September 13, 2014

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As Venus rapidly descends into brilliant sunlight, Jupiter shines from the eastern sky this morning as seen from the Chicago area.  (Click the image to see it larger.)  Venus is nearly 27 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter this morning.  The pair continues to separate at about 1 degree per day.  This week Venus rises about an hour before sunrise.  The difference is decreasing about 2 minutes each day.  By month’s end, Venus rises about 35 minutes before the sun.

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