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By Jim White
For The Sentinel 

What's in the Sky


October 25, 2017

Our first full month of fall brings longer nights and shorter days. During the month, we’ll lose about 40 minutes of daylight. Clear skies will come less frequently, but there will be plenty to see when the clouds part.

Bright planets have pretty much left the evening sky. Jupiter is visible on the horizon early in the month, right before sunset. Saturn still shines in the southwest, but the ringed planet is pulling farther away from us. On Halloween, Saturn will be just under a billion miles from Earth. If you flew in a jet plane, at 500 miles per hour, it’d take you 227 years to get there!

There is one bright planet in our sky, but it is in the morning. As was the case in Septembe...

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