Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2015, the peak morning is October 21 or 22.
Plenty more great astronomy events coming up this fall and winter! Let an amateur astronomer point out stars and constellations to you.
Longest lunar month of 2015 starts with the October 13 new moon and ends with the November 11 new moon. Learn about the varying lengths of lunar months, here.
The maximum number of Draconid meteors are expected to fall on the evening of October 8 and 9.
The long-lasting South Taurid meteor shower (September 10 to November 20) may produce a “swarm” of fireballs this month or early next month. Watch for them.
It’s the year’s closest supermoon. It’ll undergo a total eclipse. And, for the Northern Hemisphere, the full moon of September 27-28, 2015 is the Harvest Moon.
This is why the moon is so ‘super’ tonight. This post explains lunar perigee and includes dates of all closest and farthest moons for each month of 2015.
Are you planning on watching the September 27-28 eclipse outside? Here are some tips.
Closest supermoon of 2015 coming up. Its pull of gravity will create higher-than-usual tides. But gravity doesn’t affect a human body as much as an ocean tide.