Advertisements 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… Read More ›
Advertisements A weekend excursion carried this writer to new viewing areas. This image was made on March 16, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. from the roadside rest at MM 70 on I-70 west of Columbus, Ohio. Jupiter is below Venus. On the… Read More ›
Advertisements Jupiter and Venus continue to separate after their closest approach earlier this week, as seen in the Chicago area this evening at 8 p.m. in this two second exposure. Meanwhile at 8 p.m., Orion can be seen in the… Read More ›
Advertisements Looking west this evening at 7:45 p.m. CDT, Jupiter is slightly lower than Venus compared to last night. The separation will continue for several more weeks. (This image was made with a two second exposure.) After seeing the dazzling… Read More ›
Advertisements Venus and Jupiter are closest this evening. This digital image was made at 7:45 p.m. CDT. Each night the pair will separate with Jupiter appearing lower in sky. Read our March skywatching guide here.
Advertisements Venus and Jupiter appear closer this evening. Beginning tomorrow, look one hour later because of Daylight Saving Time. For more information, see this month’s description of the planets.