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The Night Sky in October 2021

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October 03, 2021, 01:31:21 pm Last Edit: October 03, 2021, 01:48:22 pm by Geoffw
The Night Sky This Month - October 2021


September's Harvest Moon


If the weather holds, October is a lovely month for stargazing. The Milky Way still lingers in the west along
with stars that were prominent in the northern summer. The autumn stars dominate overhead, and the
northern winter stars are starting to poke above the eastern horizon. Best of all, you can get in a good night
of stargazing without staying up too late. Jupiter and Saturn remain in Aquarius and Capricornus,
respectively, both still big enough for promising telescopic observation. Mars finally round the Sun and
remains out of sight for the next several weeks. Venus and Mercury make an appearance. The Orionid
meteor shower arrives, although under moony conditions, and the zodiacal light emerges for those with dark
sky. Here's what to see in the night sky this month........ CLICK HERE
Geoff