It’s a Blue Micromoon | 2nd & 31st October

It’s a Blue Micromoon | 2nd & 31st October

It's a double header feature this month! There are two full Moons popularly known as "Micromoons". So does that mean it's a Blue Micromoon? The Moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly oval shaped or elliptical. So, every month there’s a time when the Moon is at its...

Best Views of Mars | 7th to 14th October

Best Views of Mars | 7th to 14th October

Mars is at it's brilliant best this month because it will be close to Earth. Mars has a close approach to Earth every 26 months. This is because Earth goes around the Sun faster than Mars and it takes 26 months for us to catch up. This year, Mars has its closest...

Halloween Stargazing | 31st October

Halloween Stargazing | 31st October

Will you be trick and treating this Halloween? If you are, you're in for a treat of a cosmic kind!  The full Moon rises just before 6:30pm. Make sure you're watching towards the east. As it gets darker and you gather more treats, you'll notice a bright red-coloured...

Full Moon

2 October
Rises 6:49pm

Last Quarter

10 October

New Moon

17 October

First Quarter

23 October

Full Moon

31 October
Rises 6:24pm