Look east before dawn, where bright Venus and Jupiter – and fainter Mars – shine close together. Mercury will join the scene in mid-month. Photo taken October 2, 2015 by Mohamed Laaifat Photographies in Normandy, France. Thank you, Mohamed!
October is going to be a fantastic month for planet-watching before dawn. Here’s a preview of what’s to come …
Bottom line: Don’t miss these bright planets in the east before dawn. They’ll perform an intricate dance throughout October, 2015. Photo by Mohamed Laaifat Photographies in Normandy, France.
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