The moon visit Jupiter Saturday evening

Should local weather conditions permit, on Saturday evening (October 8),

You'll be able to see a waxing gibbous moon floating near Jupiter, the "king of the planets."

As darkness falls, both will be positioned about one-quarter up in the east-southeast area of the sky.

The moon, which will be 99 percent illuminated by the sun in less than 24 hours

To give you an idea of how wide 4 degrees is, your clinched fist held at arm's length equals about 10 degrees.

On Saturday night, Jupiter and the moon will be separated by less than half a fist.

Jupiter is currently the second brightest object in the night sky and does not set until just before 6:00 a.m. local daylight time.

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