The maximum number of Draconid meteors are expected to fall on the evening of October 8.
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Draconids, in early October, are usually a sleeper, but watch out if the Dragon awakes! Then watch for Orionids before dawn on the mornings around October 22.
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.
Watch a great morning drama on October 7, 8 and 9, 2015, as the waning crescent moon slides down toward the sunrise and swings by the morning planets.
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.
At this time of year, you can use the Summer Triangle — and the constellation Cygnus the Swan — to locate the plane of our Milky Way galaxy.
Bright Venus and Jupiter – and fainter Mars – close together in east before dawn. Mercury joins in mid-month. Saturn is the lone evening planet.
From far-western North America, the moon will pass in front of Aldebaran – the fiery eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus – before dawn on October 2.
Gamma Cephei (aka Errai) is a binary star system with at least one planet. It’ll someday be a North Star for Earth.
And where can we find Mercury in the sky in October, 2015?