As we near All Souls Day this last week of October, Jupiter is easily seen climbing higher as the night darkens for all the Halloween goblins. Jupiter (magnitude –2.7, in Taurus) rises in the east-northeast shortly after dark, with Aldebaran to its right. Above Aldebaran are the Pleiades, View the “Seven Sisters” in your binoculars this week.
Monday our Full Moon (exact at Eastern Daylight Time), rises at dusk in the east and will light up the night sky. Moonlight part of this week will make it hard to see any deep sky objects in a scope! In a telescope Jupiter's Great Red Spot (pale orange-tan) crosses Jupiter's central meridian around 11:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time tonight.
Wednesday, The Halloween Moon, waning gibbous, rises around the end of twilight. ThePleiades are above it. Once it rises higher, Aldebaran sparkles is below it and bright Jupiter shines to its lower left.
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