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By Jim White
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What's in the Sky For October 2018


October 3, 2018

October, our first full month of fall, with colorful leaves, a nip of frost in the air, and wonderful dark skies when the weather is clear. The bright planets Saturn and Mars are visible if fainter, and Jupiter is sinking toward the sunset this month. However the bright constellations of winter are appearing on the eastern horizon, and the Milky Way is still stunning on dark nights. Put on a coat and take a look!

Jupiter is still visible in early October, low in the southwest after sunset. Look for it on the 11th right below the thin crescent Moon. By the end of the month, it will be just above the horizon at sunset, and just to the right of Mercury. You’ll need a good view of the weste...

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