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The Night Sky For The Week Of 10-29-23

Check out the sky this week for some fabulous views! On Sunday, October 29th, during twilight, look up to see Capella rising in the northeast and Vega sinking in the west-northwest. Algol in Perseus is a bit dimmer than usual late tonight.

As darkness falls on Monday, October 30th, you can spot Deneb and Vega high in the sky and Altair in the southwest. This is because the sun sets earlier, so you can see the stars too.

On Tuesday, October 31st, watch for the waning Halloween Moon rising in the northeast after sunset. Jupiter, the brightest point in the evening sky, is located four fists to the Moon’s upper right.

Wednesday, November 1st, you can find Vega, the brightest star high in the west, and Eltanin, the nose of Draco the Dragon, to its right.

Thursday, November 2nd, the waning gibbous Moon forms a triangle with Castor and Pollux to its left and lower left.

Friday, November 3rd, after dark, you can spot the bright Altair high in the southwest.

On Saturday, November 4th, the last-quarter Moon rises around 11 or midnight, about two fists at arm’s length below or lower left of Castor and Pollux. Algol will be dimmer than usual for a couple of hours.