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Best Skywatching Events of October 2014: Sky Maps (Gallery)

Mercury, October 2014

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Mercury will too close to the sun to observe most of the month, but begins a good morning apparition at the end of the month for observers in the Northern Hemisphere.

Venus, October 2014

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Venus is in superior conjunction with the sun on the 25th, so will be hard to see all month. Look for it during the partial solar eclipse on the 23rd.

Mars, October 2014

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Mars is now fading rapidly in brightness as it moves towards the far side of the sun.

Jupiter, October 2014

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Jupiter rises well after midnight in the constellation Cancer, moving into Leo in mid-month.

Saturn, October 2014

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Saturn, in Libra, vanishes into evening twilight late in the month.

Uranus, October 2014

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Uranus is in opposition on Oct. 7 in Pisces, visible all night.

Neptune, October 2014

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Neptune is well placed in the evening sky in Aquarius.

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