Advertisements With the moon approaching last quarter, Morning Stars Venus and Jupiter shine in clear skies in this 30-second image made at 4:05 a.m. CDT in the Chicago area. The two planets continue to dominate the morning eastern skies well into bright morning twilight…. Read More ›
Advertisements Under a clear, moonlit sky, Morning Stars Venus and Jupiter gleam brightly in the August morning sky. This 30-second image, made at 4:05 a.m. CDT from the Chicago area, shows the planets with the bright background stars. Venus is… Read More ›
Advertisements Morning Stars Venus and Jupiter shine through broken skies in this 30-second image made at 4:05 a.m. CDT in the Chicago area. The two planets continue to dominate the morning eastern skies as August opens. Notice that Jupiter is… 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 ›
Advertisements 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…. Read More ›
Advertisements 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.