Thursday, October 1, 2015
Clear and cool conditions (44 degrees F) provided for excellent viewing of three planets and a bright star which formed an arc alignment in the east sky on the morning of Thursday, October 1, 2015. Location here was Progress Drive in Hiawatha, Iowa. The glittering celestial objects, suspended above the growing glow of dawn at 6:13 am CDT are, from bottom-to-top: Jupiter (-1.72 magnitude), Mars (1.77), Regulus (in Leo, 1.34), Venus (-4.52). Nikon D5000 DSLR camera.