October 8, 2015
Dave Bell took this photo of the line up of Jupiter, Venus and the Moon early on Wednesday morning (Oct. 7) around 6AM. From Space.com: "The three celestial bodies will be in close proximity to each other forming a skywatching treat known as a triple conjunction. Venus, because it is closer to the sun than Earth, never strays far from the sun in our sky. Jupiter, being outside the Earth's orbit, can appear anywhere along the ecliptic — the path of the sun, moon, and planets across the sky. Venus and Jupiter are gradually growing closer." On Wednesday morning they formed a perfect line, left to right, Jupiter, Venus and Moon.