Venus, Saturn, Spica, and the moon line up in the predawn skies this morning as seen in this composite image made at 6:45 a.m. CST from the Chicago area. (Click the image to see it larger.) Brilliant Venus shines from… Read More ›
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.
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 ›
That’s Jupiter and the moon together tonight. This image was made at 6:40 p.m. CST from the Chicago area. They’ll be in the western sky in the morning before sunrise. (Click the image to see it larger.)
Morning Planets Venus and Jupiter shine during morning twilight. Brilliant Venus shines in the southeastern sky with the waning crescent moon about 5 degrees away. Both are rapidly moving eastward compared to the stars, although the moon moves considerably faster…. Read More ›