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By Jim White
For The Sentinel 

What's in the Sky


October 2, 2019

Welcome to October, our first full month of autumn. Days are now shorter than nights, as the sun drops lower in the southern sky. Hopefully we will have some clear skies, because the earlier nightfall brings the heavens into view at a much more reasonable time.

Jupiter and Saturn remain the "stars" of the evening sky. The two planets are still easily visible, now in the southwest. By the end of the month, Jupiter will be setting at around 8 p.m. and Saturn at about 10 p.m. They are more distant, but still impressive either to the naked eye or in a telescope!

Venus and Mercury just above western horizon at sunset, most of the month. Early in the month they will appear "beside" each other,...

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