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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.

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