Venus and Jupiter This Morning, July 21, 2012


The brilliant Morning Stars, Venus and Jupiter, continue to shine from the eastern predawn skies this morning in this 20-second exposure as seen from the Chicago area at 4:05 a.m. CDT. Venus is well past Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus. Jupiter appears near the fainter Hyades star cluster. The Pleiades star cluster shines higher in the sky.

Watch the planetary pair in the morning sky throughout this month. Read more about Venus as a Morning Star.  For our monthly sky watching posting, click here.  (Click the image to see it larger.)

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