A Treat in the North Texas Sky

The Moon, Venus and Jupiter put on a show

The  moon will be very near the bright planets Venus and Jupiter for the next several nights.

On Halloween evening, near the western horizon just after sunset, the thin crescent moon was visible just below and to the right of the brilliant planet Venus.

On Saturday evening, the moon will show up even closer to Venus, just to the left of the planet.

By Monday evening, the moon will shift farther to the left, making a breath-takingly close conjunction with the equally brilliant planet Jupiter, higher in the southern sky.

Read more about this series of planetary conjunctions at: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/28oct_halloweensky.htm?list74304.

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