Published on Oct 17, 2016
As dusk ebbs toward nighttime, look for the planet Saturn to join up with Venus in the darkening sky. http://earthsky.org/tonight?
On Oct. 29, one hour after sunset, look low near the southwest horizon for a conjunction between Venus and Saturn. The smaller planet will sit 3 degrees to the lower left of Saturn but will out-dazzle the ringed world more than 25-fold. That means Venus and Saturn lodge close enough together on the sky’s dome to fit into a single binocular field of view.
On October 27th you'll have an especially pretty view of Saturn when it forms a straight line with Venus and the red star Antares.Looking west just after sunset.
On Oct. 28, early risers will be rewarded with a fairly striking conjunction between a very thin waning crescent moon (only 5 percent illuminated) and Jupiter. Look very low toward the east-southeast horizon around 6 a.m. local daylight time: The two bodies ascend the sky side by side, Jupiter situated about 1 degree to the right of the moon.
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