What to look for in October’s night sky Today’s Video of the Day from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes what to look for in the night sky in the month of October.
This year’s International Observe the Moon Night is on October 20th, when the 11-day-old “waxing gibbous moon” will rise in the late afternoon and will set before dawn. Many incredible features will be visible with or without a telescope.
In addition, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars will all be meeting up with the moon again this month, and Venus will be visible just before dawn.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory