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Moon and Jupiter at dawn October 27 (Original Post) elleng Oct 2016 OP
Has Jupiter come around that far now? mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2016 #1
"Sky Guide" ap on my tablet has been great! AlbertCat Oct 2016 #3
Those gosh-darn kids and their smart-alecky newfangled gadgets! They think they're so smart. mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2016 #4
The planets this spring and summer.... AlbertCat Oct 2016 #2

mahatmakanejeeves

(57,169 posts)
1. Has Jupiter come around that far now?
Wed Oct 26, 2016, 01:37 PM
Oct 2016

Last edited Wed Oct 26, 2016, 02:33 PM - Edit history (1)

I was out last night (as I am every night). I see that Venus and Mars are not that far apart.

My favorite app for moonrise and sunrise is Planetarium, for Palm OS devices. I have it on my two Sony CLIÉ PEG-SJ22s. I try not to go anywhere without them. I ask at every yard sale if there are any PDAs for sale.

I have the Sky & Telescope SkyWeek app installed on my tablets.

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 21 – 29

Wednesday, October 26

• Low in the southwest in twilight, Saturn, bright Venus, and Antares form a nearly vertical curve, in that order from top to bottom. It's 7° tall.



Saturn, Venus, Antares line up in twilight, Oct. 27, 2016
Venus passes between Saturn and Antares low in twilight on Thursday the 27th. (The visibility of faint stars in bright twilight is exaggerated here.)

Thursday, October 27

• Now Saturn, bright Venus, and Antares straighten out into a nearly vertical line, as shown at right.

Friday, October 28

• The low twilight lineup of Saturn, Venus, and Antares in the southwest now begins to bend the other way, as Venus moves east.


mahatmakanejeeves

(57,169 posts)
4. Those gosh-darn kids and their smart-alecky newfangled gadgets! They think they're so smart.
Wed Oct 26, 2016, 01:52 PM
Oct 2016

With that out of the way....

Boy, oh boy, are tablets nifty things to have for watching the skies.

 

AlbertCat

(17,505 posts)
2. The planets this spring and summer....
Wed Oct 26, 2016, 01:37 PM
Oct 2016

..... have been spectacular!

Discussing dawn and dusk reminded me I saw Mercury for the 1st time this late summer. It was easily spotted between Venus and Jupiter at sunset earlier this year. Now I've seen all the planets visible to the naked eye. (Tho' I was also using binoculars and a telescope)

What will fall and winter hold for us?

Oh that's right.... we know where things will be when.... Ahhhhh...science and math.....

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