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October 2016
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  • Keep watching for Taurid fireballs October 25, 2016
    The North and South Taurid meteor showers are going on simultaneously now. They're considered minor, but produce many fireballs, or bright meteors.
    Bruce McClure
  • Look for Orionid meteors this month October 21, 2016
    Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2016, the peak mornings is October 21, but, by then, the moon will be in the way.
    Deborah Byrd
  • EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2016 October 18, 2016
    Look here for information about all the major meteor showers between now and the year's end.
    Bruce McClure
  • 2016 has a super Hunter’s Moon October 15, 2016
    The Northern Hemisphere's full Hunter's Moon for 2016 falls the nights of October 15 and 16. Will it be bigger, brighter, more colorful?
    Deborah Byrd
  • October guide to the bright planets October 15, 2016
    In late October, Venus is the bright object in the west each evening. Jupiter is the bright object in the east before dawn!
    Bruce McClure
  • Close and far moons in 2016 October 14, 2016
    A little-known fact about the intriguing cycle of far and close moons, plus dates for 2016's 14 lunar apogees (far moons) and 13 lunar perigees (near moons).
    Bruce McClure

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  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 21 – 29 October 21, 2016
    Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 21 – 29 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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