We “know” what planets are: spheres of rock, ice and gas orbiting a star. The ancients didn’t know what they were, but they knew they were something special; different than the fixed stars that kept their position relative to each other. The planets moved against the stars; they had to be special. For several weeks I’ve been watching the planets move. In the first pic, you can see the moon, top (it’s a crescent, but poor resolution doesn’t show it); below the moon, Venus; below Venus, Jupiter. By the last pic, taken a couple of days ago, Jupiter has moved above Venus. In at least one pic, you can see Mars below Jupiter. [portfolio_slideshow id=2001]

Oct. 29 - Go, Jupiter, go!

Oct. 29 – Go, Jupiter, go!

Bring on the waning moon! Nov. 6-7.

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