Enjoy giant planets Jupiter and Saturn all night throughout the month. Then watch as Mars begins its retrograde motion, moving westward each night instead of eastward, for the next few months. Finally, check out the Orionid meteors overnight on Oct. 20.
0:11 Evenings with Jupiter & Saturn
0:37 Mars’ retrograde motion
2:07 Orionid meteor shower
3:04 October Moon phases
Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/skywatch….
— Additional Resources —
Skywatching resources from NASA: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/skywatch…
NASA “Watch the Skies” blog: https://blogs.nasa.gov/Watch_the_Skies/
NASA’s Night Sky Network: https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/
From the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.