this halloween night, friday october 31st, 2008, be sure to look at the southwestern sky to see a bright venus sitting above the crescent moon. to the lower right of the moon sits the bright star antares and far off to the upper left is a gleaming jupiter.
the following evening, saturday november 1st, the moon shoots 12 degrees to the left in the sky to appear to the left of venus.
sunday night, november 2nd, the moon continues its ascent and produces a lovely alignment. for a night, the moon perches between the bright planets jupiter and venus.