The Night Sky for October 2018

This October, look for Pegasus, the great winged horse of Greek mythology, prancing across the autumn night sky. Binoculars and small telescopes will reveal the glowing nucleus and spiral arms of our neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. Don’t miss the Orionid meteor shower, which peaks on the night of October 21 to 22.

Find out more about what you can see from your backyard, front stoop, or local park by viewing this monthly program. “Tonight’s Sky” is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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COMET ISON WILL HAVE CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH M A R S

Comet ISON will come close to Mars on October 1, 2013 and NASA will attempt to photograph with the Mars orbiting MRO satellite’s telescope HiRISE. Then on Thanksgiving day comet ISON has its brush with the SUN.

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