From the October 2007 issue

Planet action moves to the morning sky

October 2007: This month's morning sky brings a spectacular conjunction.
By and | Published: October 1, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
As Jupiter and Uranus slide into western twilight, Neptune becomes the sole evening planet, observable only with binoculars or a telescope. Mars rises around midnight, but the real show occurs when bright planets congregate in the predawn sky. The morning highlight is a spectacular conjunction in Leo the Lion between brilliant Venus and Saturn.