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What’s up in the sky this October?

2 Oct 2018, 12:39 UTC
What’s up in the sky this October?
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Article written by: Heather Alexander
October is here! It is one of our favourite months as there is so much more to see in the sky and the nights are getting deliciously darker. One thing to remember when you are stargazing is to wrap up warm when you venture outside. The nights are getting much colder, and with some of the best stargazing occurring in the early hours of the morning, we don’t want anyone catching a chill. Thermals and a thermos filled with hot chocolate or coffee will do the trick. Also don’t forget that we will be starting our Star Tracker evenings in the coming months! Check our website for more details and how to book. www.armaghplanet.com

If you love meteor showers, then this month is the perfect month for you. There are two main meteor showers and the first occurs at the beginning of the month, so you don’t have long to wait. The Draconids meteor shower will have its peak on the 8th October, and this year it will be particularly brilliant as there will be no moon in the sky to hinder your viewing.
The radiant point of the Draconids meteor shower 2018. ...

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