October 2024

October 2024

The Moon & Pollux | 24th October The Moon makes a close approach to the red planet Mars on October 24. Keen stargazers will enjoy seeing them both in the Gemini constellation after the Moon rises around 1am, and their close approach is visible to the naked eye...
Orionids Meteor Shower | 21st/22nd October

Orionids Meteor Shower | 21st/22nd October

This month, the Orionids meteor shower is sadly spoilt the Full Moon’s glare, but under perfect, dark conditions, stargazers might expect up to 20 meteors per hour. The Orionids meteor shower is generated from Halley’s Comet. As of December 2024, the comet...