Monday, October 18, 2004

Morning prayer

Venus continues slipping away from from Saturn, which is now left high and dry in the morning sky. But new actors enter the stage. Jupiter now shines below Venus in the dawn, and Mars too struggles to make itself visible in early light.

Venus and Jupiter are on collision course for a spectacular conjunction on November 4. Over the next few weeks, watch them drawing together; they'll be easily visible even as the sky brightens. Make a note in your calendar for this must-see event.