Jupiter in October
Prominent in the Southern Evening Sky Jupiter is still in the southeast after sunset in October. If you are a casual, early evening observer, check out the planet now while it’s convenient. Apart from the Moon, it will be the brightest object in the evening this month, rivaled only by Saturn to its left. By the way, it is very easy to follow Jupiter’s four big moons as they orbit the giant planet. Even a fairly small telescope will show these satellites. If you would like to locate the four Galilean moons of Jupiter in you small telescope, I highly recommend this app for your iOS device. It’s free!
Carpe Caelum Jupiter This Month