Jupiter This Morning, October 1, 2014


That bright Morning Star in the eastern sky is Jupiter. With Venus fading into brilliant morning twilight, Jupiter reigns as the brightest starlike object in the sky. With a sky full of bright stars during the morning predawn hours, do no confuse Jupiter with Sirius, the bright star in the southeast in the morning.  This morning Jupiter is about 14 degrees to the upper right of Regulus, the bright star in Leo.   This posting from nearly a year ago shows the morning sky with Jupiter and Mars.  Since then,  Jupiter is farther east in the next constellation.  Mars is about 120 degrees to the east and now appears in the southwest in the evening sky.

For more about the planets see:

October 2014 Sky Watching

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