Three bright planets appear in the evening sky as seen from the Chicago area. (Click the images to see them larger.)
Bright Jupiter shines from the west-northwest from in front of the stars of Gemini, with its bright stars Castor and Pollux nearby.
Mars and Saturn appear in the southern sky with the bright star Spica between them.
More about the planets this month.
For more about Mars’ appearance in the evening sky, see Mars’ Retrograde