Brilliant Morning Star Venus passes Mars this morning as seen from the Chicago area. The planets are 3/4 degree (41 arc minutes) apart. Bright Jupiter is 7 degrees to the upper right of Venus. The planets continue their eastward movement against the starry background. On the morning of November 7, the moon appears 1.5 degrees to the lower right of Venus. On November 30, Venus passes the star Spica.
Venus, Mars & Jupiter. November 3, 2015