Fri., Oct. 22 7:01 5:50
Sat., Oct. 23 7:02 5:48
Sun., Oct. 24 7:03 5:47
Mon., Oct. 25 7:04 5:46
Tues., Oct. 26 7:06 5:44
Wed., Oct. 27 7:07 5:43
Thurs., Oct. 28 7:08 5:41
Fri., Oct. 29 7:09 5:40
Tonight’s full moon rises in the east at the same time as the sun sets. The moon is in the zodiacal constellation Aries, one of the smallest constellations in the sky.
Aries is a constellation with only a couple of stars. It hardly describes anything, yet in mythology the stars depict a ram seated.
On Monday night the gibbous moon appears in the zodiacal constellation Taurus, and right next to the star cluster Pleiades. The Pleiades, also called Seven Sisters, is an assembly of at least seven stars tightly packed together that can be seen easily. Through a telescope there are considerably more.
Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system, appears high in the southeastern sky as night begins. The planet is in the zodiacal constellation Aquarius and is moving into the constellation Pisces. Jupiter can be watched throughout the night, moving from east to west like the sun in the day and the moon at night. Whether you look before dinner or well after midnight, the planet is easy to pick out. Jupiter is the second brightest planet. Only Venus, which isn’t visible this month, is brighter.