Image Credit The Transit of Venus is the big event this month. A transit occurs when either Mercury or Venus appears to move across the face of the sun. While the two planets appear in between the earth and the… Read More ›
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 the… Read More ›
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 ›
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 from… 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 ›
With a sparkling clear evening. Venus and Jupiter are easily visible in this 30-second time exposure that includes the Pleiades star cluster. Venus appears near the star cluster next week. See our April update here.
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 ›