Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

October's planetary bookends

October 2008: There's a double serving of fine planets at dusk and dawn in the October sky.
There's a double serving of fine planets at dusk and dawn in the October sky. The solar system's two largest planets are like bookends to the story of the night, with Jupiter setting in early evening and Saturn rising before dawn. The two inner planets appear at opposite ends of the night as well. Venus' position improves in the evening sky, while Mercury puts on its best morning appearance of 2008.

Already a subscriber? Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on Astronomy.com, please log in below.
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
BoxProductcovernov

Click here to receive a FREE e-Guide exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

Find us on Facebook

Loading...