Watch for Venus and Jupiter in the morning sky 10/25-26, Venus & Mars 11/3

The Sky This Week, 2015 October 20 – 27 — Naval Oceanography Portal

The main planetary action occurs in the pre-dawn sky with dazzling Venus, bright Jupiter, and a rather subdued ruddy Mars interacting over the next few weeks. You’ll have no trouble watching Venus close in on Jupiter this week. The two planets will be closest together on the mornings of the 25th and 26th when they will be separated by just over one degree. After that Venus will set her sights on Mars, passing the red planet on November 3rd. It’s well worth rising before the Sun to watch this celestial dance through the end of October while we’re still on Daylight Time. After November 1st everything will occur an hour earlier as we return to Standard Time!

The Sky This Week, 2015 October 20 – 27 — Naval Oceanography Portal