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Eye on the Night Sky

Eye on the Night Sky

October 6, 2015

Nightly Events

  • Tonight:

    The Milky Way, arched from southwest to northeast, is home to the Teapot of Sagittarius, just above the south-southwest horizon near 7:15 PM. Its triangular lid, handle on the left, and spout on the right, is a relatively recognizable pattern, right in the middle of the star clouds in the Milky Way.

  • October 7:

    Early risers tomorrow, the 8th, will see the beginning of a stretch of four days featuring the waning Crescent Moon on display with a series of planets. Looking just south of east at 6 o’clock, a thinning Crescent Moon smiles to the upper right of Venus, while the much fainter star Regulus can be seen to the upper left of Venus.

  • October 8:

    The waning Crescent Moon continues its planetary tour in the predawn skies, just to the right of Mars, while you can see Venus above, and Jupiter to the lower left. A similar display will be seen November 7th, with Jupiter and Venus changing places.