In honor and celebration of the last human spaceflight to the moon. Humans last walked on the moon 40 years ago today, December 14, 1972, a time when all the curves lined up.
Through a thin veil of clouds the Morning Planets shine in the southeastern sky during early morning twilight as seen from the Chicago area this morning. Brilliant Venus outshines all other celestial objects and is easily located. (Click the image… Read More ›
Brilliant Venus, Saturn and Mercury shine in a clear sky this morning in this image made at 6:10 a.m. CST from the Chicago area. (Click the image to see it larger.) Venus is the brightest starlike object in the sky… Read More ›
After this morning’s grouping of planets and the moon, clear skies prevailed throughout the day and into the evening. The 30-second image above was made at 8:30 p.m. CST from the Chicago area. (Click the image to see it larger.)… Read More ›
Under a clear sky, Venus and the moon appear about 2 degrees apart as shown in the image above made at 5:50 a.m. from the Chicago area. (To see all the images in this article larger, click them.) As the… Read More ›
Under a clear sky, Venus, Mercury, and Saturn shine from the southeastern sky this morning as seen in this 15-second exposure image made at 6:05 a.m. CST from the Chicago Area. (Click the image to see it larger.) Brilliant Venus… Read More ›
Just one day after opposition, Jupiter climbs higher into a clear eastern sky in this 30-second image as seen from the Chicago area. Jupiter is in front of the stars of Taurus the bull, marked by its bright star Aldebaran…. Read More ›
This image captured during twilight on December 1, has three planets and a bright star visible in it. When visible, Mercury appears during morning twilight or evening twilight Click the image to see it larger. Mercury never appears in the… Read More ›