- nemesis maturity Published on Oct 15, 2018
On October 15 up to 17, 2018 – watch the waxing moon move from Saturn to Mars on the sky’s dome. Saturn and Mars are bright planets and therefore rather easy to see with the eye alone.
On October 16th, the moon will swing by the dwarf planet Pluto before it meets up with Mars. Although Pluto lodges in the section of sky between Saturn and Mars, to see this extremely faint world, you need a telescope. By the way, a modest backyard telescope is quite sufficient for viewing Saturn’s glorious rings, and Mars’ polar cap. Try it tonight, as soon as darkness falls. You can catch the king planet Jupiter and the bright star Antares low at southwest. http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-satu…
For the second time this year, the five brightest planets can be seen at the same time. You can catch them by looking towards the western sky after sunset. Southern hemisphere sky watchers will be able to see the planets forming a line rising up from the horizon. Mercury and Venus are low to the west, with bright Jupiter shining just above. Higher up in the southwestern sky is Saturn, and completing the set of five is the red planet Mars, high overhead.
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