Jupiter Tonight, January 6, 2014


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Just past opposition, bright Jupiter shines from the eastern sky as seen from the Chicago area this evening. (Click the image to see it larger.)  Jupiter is retrograding, moving west as compared to the starry background.  Watch during the next several weeks as it continues to appear to move farther from the Delta star in the constellation of Gemini.  Castor and Pollux, the twin stars, are nearby.

Read more about Jupiter’s retrograde motion and the other the planets this month.

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