Halloween Night Sky 2018: Don't Miss These Celestial Treats

Submitted by: trimble 1 month ago in Science

Supposed to be pretty cloudy in my area though, dangit.

An excerpt from Space: Based on the latest national forecast, skies will be clear on tonight (Oct. 31) across approximately half of the United States as costumed kids arrive at the door looking for candy or some other Halloween treat. The southwestern U.S., including a swath of the central and western Great Lakes region as well as the adjacent Northern Plains, should have generally fair skies. So, too, will the Middle Atlantic and southeast U.S. coast, including much of Florida.  

If you plan to accompany children around your neighborhood, you might want to enlighten them by pointing out some of the objects that will be visible in the sky. Better yet, if you have a telescope, give your visitors a treat of a different kind: Show them a close-up view of some celestial sights, starting with the most beautiful of the planets.
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Male 18,342
"Better yet, if you have a telescope, give your visitors a treat of a different kind: Show them a close-up view of some celestial sights, starting with the most beautiful of the planets."

Yeah, no.
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Male 13,289
Anybody ever watch for iridium flares? There are apps that will tell you when and where they are going to be and they are pretty cool. Brighter than any comet you've ever seen, and scheduled.
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Male 45,690
holygod  Do you think all that crap in the sky will eventually settle down and make a ring around Earth?

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Male 5,281
Gerry1of1 It is highly likely. 
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