The Hunter’s Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon. In 2013, it falls on the night of October 18-19 or 19-20.
The diminished inclination of the moon’s orbit to Earth’s equator lessens the impact of this year’s Hunter’s Moon.
Find the two brightest stars in Draco the Dragon, to gaze into the Dragon’s flaming eyes and to behold the radiant point of the Draconid meteor shower. Sound exciting?
October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.
In 2013, watch for the Draconid meteor shower on the evenings of October 7 and 8, starting at nightfall.
The 2013 September equinox occurs on September 22 at 3:44 p.m. CDT (20:44 UTC). This equinox brings autumn to the Northern Hemisphere.
The diminished inclination of the moon’s orbit to Earth’s equator lessens the impact of this year’s Harvest Moon.
The 2013 Harvest Moon for the Northern Hemisphere comes a few days before the equinox this year, on the nights of September 18-19 and September 19-20.
Here are some simple tips for creating a link between yourself and the night sky.
The peak of the Aurigid meteor shower has passed, but you still might see meteors in early September. Expect a handful each hour in a clear, dark sky.