October Celestial events

By: Usama, Montzerat, and David

Astronomy Day October 4th

On October the 4th there is an annual celebration called Astronomy day. The idea of this holiday is to bring the scientific community closer to the people.

Uranus at Opposition October 7th

On October 7th, Uranus will be at its closest to the Earth. It will also be fully illuminated by the sun. This is considered by many the best time to see Uranus.

Full Moon on October 8th

On October 8th there is a full moon. It will be directly opposite the Earth from the sun and it will be fully illuminated.

Total Lunar Eclipse October 8th

The moon on October 8th will bass through the Earths umbra or shadow. It will get darker and then turn a blood red color.

Draconids Meteor Shower October 8th and 9th

On October 8th and 9th there will be a meteor shower that radiates from the constellation Draco. Giacobini-Zinner's dust particles are what cause this shower. However the best and brightest parts of the shower are blocked out by the moons light.

Orionids Meteor Shower October 20th and 21st

On October 20th and 21st the Meteor shower will radiate from the constellation Orion. The shower is made from the dust particles of Halley. There is no moon to block the meteor shower.

Full Moon October 23rd

On the 23rd of October, there is a full moon. The moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun.

Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd

The moon will cover only a part of the sun during this eclipse.