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Volume 22 -- Issue 10
Planet Watch -- October 2016

Mercury is visible over the eastern horizon before sunrise for the first two weeks of the month but is steadily moving east toward the Sun and superior conjunction at the end of the month.
Venus is visible at sunset local time over the western horizon. Watch for a Venus and Saturn conjunction the last 2 days of the month.
Mars is visible above the southwestern horizon at local time for sunset and sets around midnight.
Jupiter starts becoming visible over the eastern horizon at sunrise and is close to Mercury on the 11th.
Saturn is over the western horizon at sunset local time and sets a couple of hours after the Sun sets.

Dwarf Planet Ceres rises around mid-evening and is a few degrees west of the 'Circlet' asterism of Cetus the Whale.