The Night Sky October 2015

Image of the Month

Enhanced Colour Image of Pluto imaged by the New Horizons Spacecraft



October – A good month to observe Uranus with a small telescope.

October 3rd – 1 hour before sunrise: Venus, Mars and Jupiter arc across the sky .

October 8th, 9th and 10th – one hour before sunrise: the Moon joins the planets.

October 11th – 30 minutes before sunrise: Mercury below a thin cresent Moon.

October 17th – 1 hour before sunrise: A conjunction of Jupiter and Mars.


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