Venus and Jupiter: views from across the globe
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Been looking for this photoset! I think they’re still out too. If you live in the US, they appear in the western sky in the early evening, and they set as the night wears on. Here in Illinois, they’re currently disappearing under the horizon at a bit before midnight. They are really freaking bright, you’ll probably even be able to see them in a downtown metro area. They look just like this - one big bright star with another (still bright but slightly less so) to the north of it. If it’s dark enough you can also see Mars in the eastern sky!
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.