Last night’s moon and Jupiter

Beautiful view of Jupiter – fourth-brightest sky object after the sun, moon and planet Venus – near last night’s moon.

View larger. | EarthSky Facebook friend Ken Christison in North Carolina captured this image of the planet Jupiter near the moon on October 25, 2013. You can see the moon, still near Jupiter, on the morning of October 26, too. Thank you Ken!

View larger. | EarthSky Facebook friend Ken Christison in North Carolina captured this image of the planet Jupiter near the moon on October 25, 2013. You can see the moon, still near Jupiter, on the morning of October 26, too. Thank you Ken!

The planet Jupiter is edging into the evening sky. You’ll find it now ascending over the eastern horizon in late evening – high in the sky before dawn – as seen from around the world. This morning, October 25, 2013, our friend Ken Christison captured this wonderful view of Jupiter near the moon. The two stars nearby are Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins.

Miss the moon and Jupiter last night? Look again tonight … late evening October 25, or before dawn October 26.

Read more about Mars in EarthSky’s planet guide.

Thank you, Ken!

Deborah Byrd

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