Saturday again placed the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in the sky above Gloucestershire to create a triangle of astronomical joy.
On Friday, the two planets were clearly visible near the moon, and if the sky is clear, you should be able to see them again tonight.
Among the happy tweeters on Friday’s visit was Darari Bryan, comedian, presenter and ardent stargazer, who said: “The moon, Jupiter and Saturn are forming a dazzling triangle at the moment.”
Many have tweeted their own pictures of the night show
According to Earth Sky experts, the triangle will be visible tonight and the best time to see it is around 11pm.
It said the two gas giants were so close that it was hard to miss them and they could be spotted near the moon.
The Met Office, in its latest forecast, forecast a partly cloudy night between 11pm and 11pm with a temperature of 11C.
The moon is in its waxed gibbous phase today, which lasts until the full moon on Thursday, October 1.
Good places to visit in Gloucestershire Stargazing include Taffle Windsor Drive, Gloucester; Cheltenham’s Lake Hampton Hill, Painswick Bacon and Crownham Common; Edge, Gloucester and Stroud ‘in Minchinhampton Common, Stroud and Nelsworth and Clive Hill in Cotswolds.
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