Jupiter is drifting into the sunset glare in late October and early November. It’ll be gone until the final days of 2018, moving behind the sun from our earthly vantage point. Stefan Nilsson caught Jupiter a few weeks ago, when it appeared higher in the western sky after sunset. He wrote:
Place of solitude – meditating under the light of Jupiter.
This is an outdoor meditation place located in Backåkra Naturreservat, Skåne, Sweden.
Want to see Jupiter? You might be able to glimpse it, with difficulty, in late October and early November. Here’s how to watch for Jupiter and Mercury.
Bottom line: Photo of Jupiter, taken from Sweden in October, 2018.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.