Advertisements This appearance of Venus has concluded. After the historic Transit of Venus on June 5, 2012, Venus rapidly moves into the morning sky becoming a “Morning Star” for the rest of 2012. In a dramatic view, a setting sun… Read More ›
Advertisements The moon is higher tonight than last night and closer to Venus. This 15-second exposure, made at 8:35 p.m., includes an airplane that was moving left to right toward the Chicago airports.
Advertisements Clear skies prevailed this evening in the Chicago area with Venus and Jupiter in the west after sunset as shown in the 30-second exposure above made at 8:15 p.m. CDT. The Pleiades star cluster now appears below Venus as… Read More ›
Advertisements The spacing between Venus and Jupiter, appearing just above the treetops, is rapidly increasing. Venus is just past the Pleaides in this image made at 8:40 p.m. CDT. High clouds in the Chicago area make it difficult to see the… Read More ›
Advertisements Tonight Venus begins passing the Pleiades as seen from the Chicago area. In this 20-second time exposure (taken at 8:25 p.m. CDT), Venus appears next to the star cluster, with Aldebaran and the Hyades cluster nearby. Jupiter is rapidly disappearing… Read More ›