Breakdown: Why you should look up this week

Breakdown: Why you should look up this week of Oct 11th

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -This will be another great week to look up into the sky.

Venus may have signs of extraterrestrial life.
Venus may have signs of extraterrestrial life. (Source: University of Hawaii)

The moon will be a beautiful crescent and Venus will be visible before sunrise. You may also see Regulus which is the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Although Regulus is at it’s brightest, it won’t outshine Venus. Look up and eastward just before sunrise on October 12, 13, 14 and you will see all three, the moon, dazzling Venus and Regulus. Some Astronomers point out that throughout this period, some may notice an enhancement of their subtle colors because their contrast is more obvious when they’re closer together. The hint of yellow in Venus and touch of blue in Regulus could be exaggerated. Astronomers say that on October 14th, look in the eastern sky at around 5:30 a.m. local daylight time and you’ll see a thin waning crescent moon and hovering about 6° to its upper right will be Venus.

Mars is still visible and will be opposition to the Sun on October 13th, visible from dusk to dawn. Mars will become dimmer and dimmer after October 13th.

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