Waxing crescent moon, Saturn and star Antares tough to spot tonight in N. Hemisphere as dusk ebbs toward darkness. Easier from the S. Hemisphere! Moon will move past Mars in next few days.
Posts by Bruce McClure
Look for Deneb Kaitos – brightest star in Cetus the Whale – highest in the sky around mid-evening in northern autumn.
It’s a partial solar eclipse, so you’ll need eye protection when the moon passes in front of the sun for North American viewers on October 23, 2014.
Three eclipses in one calendar month are rare. Three eclipses in one lunar month are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.
A total solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 may have coincided with the birth of the Iroquois Confederacy, oldest democracy in North America and possibly on Earth.
North America will have a ringside seat to the partial eclipse of the sun on October 23, 2014. Eclipse times and more in this post.
Will you see any Orionid meteors tonight? Good chance, even though this morning before dawn might have presented the peak numbers.
2014 is an excellent year for the annual Orionid meteor shower. Expect to see about 10 to 15 meteors per hour on the peak morning, October 21.
How to see Mars – and some tip to telescopic observations the comet – on this special day. Also, how the comet might look from Mars!