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The Orionid meteor shower will peak in the night sky early Wednesday

SHUT DOWN Mark the night of October 21-22 on your calendar. There will be shooting stars, and many of them with the peak of the Orionid meteor shower. Accuweather Highlights of the story The annual Orionid meteor shower will peak in the early hours of Wednesday morning. “The point of radiation for the Orionids is in the direction of the …

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Keeping an eye on the sky for the rest of October

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The night sky in the second half of October offers plenty of opportunities to keep your eye on the sky, and it all starts Tuesday night. Mars in opposition The red planet is in the closest orbit to Earth this year and won’t be that close again until September 2035. That close approach – just over …

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Observing the sky: Mars enters opposition

GRAND RAPIDS, me. (WOOD) – Mars was particularly bright this month, and the peak of brightness will hit this week when it comes into opposition. The antithesis of a planet occurs when the earth moves between the planet and the sun. In the time of opposition a planet is brightest from our position on earth. Mars is opposite the sun …

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NASA’s TESS creates a cosmic view of the northern sky

This mosaic of the northern sky contains 208 images captured by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in its second year of scientific activity in July 2020. The mission divided the northern skies into 13 sectors, each of which was imaged by the spacecraft’s four cameras for almost a month. Among the many notable celestial objects that are visible: the …

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As you can see how Mars rules the night sky in October

Mars will be bright and beautiful in the night sky in October 2020. NASA To forget Halloween. This October is all about the glory of Mars as the shimmering red planet puts on a show in the night sky. You can enjoy Mars as a bright point of light all month long, but there are two special dates on your …

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As you can see how Mars rules the night sky in October

Mars will be bright and beautiful in the night sky in October 2020. NASA To forget Halloween. This October is all about the glory of Mars. The shimmering red planet will put on a show in the night sky. You can enjoy Mars as a bright point of light all month long, but there are two special dates on your …

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The October sky brings a harvest moon and a rare blue Halloween moon

In 2017, a bright full moon rises at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA / Kim Shiflett Another highly unusual occurrence is on this path extremely bizarre year. For the first time since World War II, the 2020 Halloween full moon will be visible to the whole world, and not just parts of it, says astronomy educator and former …

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A meteor shower, two full moons and more in the sky in October

The clear autumn nights in October bring stargazers a lot to see. The clear autumn nights in October offer stargazers a lot to see, from a meteor shower to great views of the planets. However, the best astronomy event of the month will take place on the last night of the month. A telescope is not required to see any …

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