Venus, Mars and Jupiter at Their Closest

October 29th, 2015

If you haven’t been getting up early to see the pre-dawn planets, you’re missing out. More to the point, your time is running out. Venus has already passed Jupiter and is now halfway toward Mars. Those two worlds will be at their closest on November 3rd and from that date Mars and Jupiter will leave Venus behind and continue their climb into the morning twilight.

This isn’t something that happens every month – or even every year, for that matter – and your next opportunity to see a trio of planets will be in February 2021. At that time Venus will appear within a full Moon’s width of first Saturn and then Jupiter from the 5th to the 10th – but here’s the bad news. You won’t be able to easily see them as they’ll be quite close to the Sun in the morning sky.

Don’t miss out!



All Astronomical Events for October 26th, 2015

21:18 UT – The waning gibbous Moon passes Aldebaran. (Naked eye, Taurus, evening sky.)



Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.

All times are in Universal Time (UTC). To convert the time to your timezone, click here.

Astronomical events taken from 2015: An Astronomical Year, available in Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. Night sky simulations created using Mobile Observatory for Android devices.

2015 An Astronomical Year (Kindle Edition) 2016 An Astronomical Year Paperback Cover 2016 The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019 Kindle Cover - Deep Sky Observer's Guide

2015: An Astronomical Year

2016: An Astronomical Year 2016: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) The Deep Sky Observer’s Guide

(Kindle & Paperback)

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Amazon – US

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Amazon – UK

Details of all available books across the world can be found here or by visiting the author’s page on Amazon. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at astronomywriter “at”


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