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 near… 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.