The Full Moon in October is also known as the Hunter's Moon. It received its name from Native Americans who hunt and prepare for the upcoming winter season during the month of October.
The Draconid meteor shower, is one of two meteor showers to annually grace the skies in the month of October. The Draconid meteor shower tends to be a less active meteor shower and occurs in October in the Northern hemisphere. The Draconid meteor shower comes from the debris of comet 21 P/ Giacobini-Zinner. On rare […]
Mars is becoming an amazing night-sky sight as it approaches opposition. Mars is at its biggest and brightest as the Red Planet lines up with Earth on the same side of the Sun. Tuesday night sees the actual moment of what astronomers call "opposition". Autumn 2020 we’ll see the best opposition of Mars for many […]
A New Moon in the sky means no moonlight to hinder your view of stars and planets. The best time to go stargazing is the days before, during and soon after each new moon. During this time the moon is not visible in the sky and does not effect the light from fainter, further away stars. You will be […]
The Orionids are active every year in October, usually peaking around October 20 and 21. At its peak, up to 20 meteors are visible every hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November […]
October Blue Moon This October's blue moon will be a monthly blue moon. There will be a full moon on October 1st and October 31, 2020. Because October has two full moons scheduled, the latter full moon is dubbed as the blue moon. If the Moon looks blue, it's because of dust in the atmosphere.