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 ›
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 next… Read More ›
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 southern… Read More ›
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 display… Read More ›