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 star… Read More ›
After several consecutive evenings with mostly cloudy skies, the clouds parted this evening for a view of the planetary display in the west. The spacing between Jupiter and Venus continues to grow, with the pair about 16 degrees apart tonight. Venus… Read More ›
For Photos, see below the description. After the closest pairing of Jupiter and Venus, the moon appears in the western sky with them during the next several days. Here’s what to look for at approximately 8:15 p.m. CDT in Chicago: March… Read More ›
Tonight is rainy and cloudy again in the Chicago area. The chart above shows Venus and Jupiter at 8:10 p.m. CDT.
This evening Venus and Jupiter shine brightly through the haze in the western sky. The Pleiades star cluster appears above Venus. Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus, also appears in this view. This digital image was made with a 30-second… Read More ›
A weekend excursion carried this writer to new viewing areas. This image was made on March 16, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. from the roadside rest at MM 70 on I-70 west of Columbus, Ohio. Jupiter is below Venus. On the next… Read More ›
Jupiter and Venus continue to separate after their closest approach earlier this week, as seen in the Chicago area this evening at 8 p.m. in this two second exposure. Meanwhile at 8 p.m., Orion can be seen in the southern… Read More ›