Day: January 5, 2019

2019, January 5: Morning Star Venus and Jupiter, A Starry Morning

 

Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines from the southeast during twilight this morning.  This morning, Jupiter is about 15 degrees to the lower left of Venus.  Venus passes the Giant Planet on January 22.  Several dimmer stars appear on the image.  To note the distance Venus has traveled since it appeared in the morning sky, the planet was near Spica on November 14.  Venus passed between Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali on December 25. Venus passes Graffias on January 10.  Watch the gap close during the next few mornings.

More about the morning planets: