Monday, October 10, 2005
A new eye for the Scorpion
Tonight (Monday 10 October) Venus will be a scant 36 minute of arc from delta Scorpii, giving the Scorpion a blazing central eye. Not to be missed if you have clear skies. Over the next few days Venus traverses the body of the Scorpion, and by Monday October 17 it will be beside bright Antares. On that night there is a partial Lunar eclipse too, so that night will be particularly beautiful.