Thursday, October 4, 2018

Look to the skies!!!!

October is a great time to view some spectacular sights in the night time sky.  I am always amazed at what I can see with a good pair of binoculars.  The moon is always a good place to start.  Every time I see the moon I am amazed that man has walked on that surface.  WOW!!  On Oct 13 in the predawn look below and to the left of the moon to see the Beehive, a cluster of stars.  On Oct 24 you will see the full Hunters Moon also called a Harvest Moon.  Oct 21st will be a great night to see the Orionid meteor shower.  You should see a dozen or so meteors per hour in the eastern sky during predawn hours.  As for seeing some planets check out the sky on Oct 5.  Venus and Mars will be close together in the eastern sky about an hour before sunrise.  Venus will be very bright.  Using good binoculars you will be able to see a faint reddish planet, Mars.  These are just a few of the fantastic sights you will see.  Have a great time and good luck.  

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