Mike Murray from the Delta College Planetarium takes a look at what's up in the night sky. Things are happening all the time in the backyard universe, and many of them don't require a telescope to see and enjoy.
10/19/20 - Orionid Meteor Shower
The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks in the post-midnight hours this week, and there won't be any moonlight to interfere this year.
10/12/20 - The “W” and the Double Cluster
When twilight ends around 8:30 pm, look about halfway up the northeast sky for a group of bright stars that look like a big "W" tipped on its end.
10/5/20 - The Red Planet Approaches!
The Red Planet Mars is at its closest approach to Earth this month, shining like a bright orange beacon in the east after dusk.
9/28/20 - The Harvest Moon
The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon closest to the September Equinox and its meaning goes back thousands of years.
9/21/20 - Moon Greets Three Planets
The waxing moon passes by Jupiter, Saturn and Mars over the next week.
9/14/20 - Delphinus the Dolphin
The Summer Triangle is a useful guidepost to many interesting deep sky objects, but it’s also a way to find other constellations nearby. For example, a popular little pattern is Delphinus the Dolphin.
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