Bright Jupiter shines in the western sky from the stars of Gemini, with Castor and Pollux nearby, this morning as seen from the Chicago area. (Click the images to see them larger.) The planet is slowly moving eastward compared to the starry background.
Meanwhile in the eastern sky, Mars moves rapidly eastward in front of the stars of Leo with Regulus and Denebola in view. The two planets are nearly 60 degrees apart.
Read more about the planets this month.