Solar Eclipse, December 25, 2000 Photo by Patrick Kuras The sun is eclipsed by the moon on May 20. The eclipse is best seen from the Pacific Ocean, south of Russia. This eclipse is a ring event (annular eclipse). When… 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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›