The morning hours are prime time for planet watchers, with Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury currently putting on a fine show. The photo above was captured by SkyNews associate editor Alan Dyer on the morning of October 20. (Click on the image for a full-size version.)
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)’s trajectory shows that it last flew by Earth roughly 50,000 years ago.
Three major meteor showers, including the Perseids, arrive with the Moon mostly out of the way this year.
The number of active satellites in orbit (as of November 4, 2022 at 16:05:27 UTC) is 6,843 — 3,273 of which are Starlink units, up from 1,655 on September 1, 2021.
Astronomers and NASA had their eye on 2022 WJ1, a small asteroid on a collision course with Earth.