LUNAR CONJUNCTIONS THIS WEEK!!!
On the morning of Thursday, October 8, the Moon will be closest to the bright planet Venus, and will form a line with all the other morning planets, as shown. On the morning of Friday, October 9, the Moon will be in conjunction with Mars, though it will also be closest to Jupiter, as seen from North America. By the time sunrise swings around to the far east, over China, the Moon will have moved into alignment with Jupiter, but it will be daytime over the USA.
If you’re up early on Saturday, October 10, take a look anyway, as the Moon by then will have moved below these planets. But in the early morning of Sunday, October 11, the “Old Moon” will be aligned with Mercury, very low above the eastern horizon, in gathering twilight.
Take a look at the other graphics in this series for more views of the planets among the constellations in the morning sky this month.
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