See the young Moon meet the gas giants at dusk, 3–5 October

1 October 2019 Ade Ashford

Skywatchers in Western Europe and the UK should look low to the south-southwest at nautical dusk on 3 and 5 October 2019 to view the waxing Moon pass close to Jupiter and Saturn, the Solar System’s largest gas giant planets. Observers at northern temperate latitudes should make the most of any opportunities to view these planets before they are lost in twilight.

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1 October 2019 Astronomy Now

This breathtaking image of the Northern Lights over Norway’s Lofoten Islands taken by Nicolai Brügger has won the top prize in the aurorae category of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition.