The dawn scene on the other side of the Sun will be rising into your weary view:
I refer of course to your night-long vigil of watching the Draconid meteors!
And indeed, a last Draconid or two may come streaking from low over the northern horizon, as they did into this picture.
The planetary scene on the morning side of the Sun is busy. The waning Moon passed Regulus and Venus yesterday. Now it passes Mars and Jupiter.
Moon, Mars, and Jupiter form a “trio,” fitting within a shrinking circle. A grand sight, though the circle won’t reach its smallest diameter, just under 4 degrees, until the Moon is halfway between the two planets, which will be later in the day of October 9, at 18 Universal Time (7 PM in Europe, 2 PM American EDT).
This picture turned out rather well, especially when I realized that the intrusion of the meteor streaks into it was not an accident: the time is still only about 4 hours after the Draconids’ estimated peak. But when I tried to save the picture, the computer told me: “[name you’ve chosen] already exists.” In other words, I had made a picture for the same moment in Astronomical Calendar 2015.
The difference between the two is because I’ve been improving my “horizon scenes” program.