October's night sky is set to dazzle with celestial spectacles. From planetary alignments to meteor showers and eclipses, don't miss these captivating astronomical events.
Hello fellow stargazers! This month the big event will be a penumbral lunar eclipse, but there are also two meteor showers, two comets at perihelion, many conjunctions, and one near-Earth object making a close approach to Earth.
A hybrid solar eclipse is a rare type of solar eclipse that combines features of both total and annular eclipses. A hybrid eclipse, also known as an annular-total eclipse, happens when the Moon's distance from Earth and position in orbit are just right to provide a spectacular celestial show.
Hello fellow stargazers! This month the big event will be a rare hybrid solar eclipse, but unfortunately it will be visible to only a few small areas of the world. For the rest of us, we have two large objects at opposition: dwarf planet Haumea as well as large asteroid Iris. There will also be two meteor showers as well as many conjunctions.
If you're in the Americas, Asia, or Oceania, you should be able to witness a total lunar eclipse tomorrow, November 8. Between 09:10 and 12:49 UTC, the Moon will pass completely through the Earth’s dark shadow, also known as umbra. First the Moon will get darker gradually and then it will shift to a rusty red or blood red color.
November will be slightly less eventful than the last month in terms of stargazing events, but there will still be some highlights such as a total lunar eclipse, the perigee of Mars, the Leonids and a few smaller meteor showers. A new addition to these calendars will also include the best times to observe major asteroids and comets.
If you're in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, or India, you should be able to witness a partial solar eclipse tomorrow, October 25. This is when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun instead of the entirety, which is known as a total solar eclipse. Remember to keep your eyes safe and watch with a special solar filter or by looking at the Sun's reflection.
Like last month, this will be an eventful one, including several meteor showers and a partial solar eclipse. Take a look at all of these astronomical events that await us this month in this stargazing calendar for October 2022.
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On September 13 there will be a partial solar eclipse. This type of eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun, sometimes resembling a bite taken out of a cookie. For safety reasons, an eclipse should only be observed with a special solar filter or by looking at the Sun's reflection.
On October 8 we will witness a total lunar eclipse. Such an eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth's dark shadow, or umbra. The Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, South America, eastern Asia, and Australia.