A Celestial Halloween Frightful Sight

So, it might be less frightful and more magical, but the planets will be aligned this Halloween night for a great show for all of the trick-or-treaters and their parents. Be sure to look up toward the sunset this Friday evening — in between doorbell rings and candy looting — to witness a fantastic early evening alignment of the crescent moon, Venus, and Jupiter.

More great Moon-planet alignments will be visible over the next month, and you can read more about these great observing and photographing opportunities with the article below…

“Halloween Sky Show” :: Science@NASA :: October 28, 2008 :: [ READ ]