Mark Alan Lovewell

Geminid Meteor Shower
Mark Alan Lovewell
The best meteor shower of the year takes place Sunday night.
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Visible Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
The two largest planets in the solar system are easy to find low in the southwestern sky after sunset.
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Jupiter and Saturn
Mark Alan Lovewell
The two largest planets in the solar system are about to appear quite close.
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Mars and Gibbous Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
The moon and Mars will be together on Wednesday evening, the evening before Thanksgiving.
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Leonids Meteor Shower
Mark Alan Lovewell
A relatively small meteor shower, the Leonids takes place on the evening of Monday, Nov. 16 and into the early morning of the next day.
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Venus and the Crescent Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
Venus is the easiest and brightest planet to spot high in the east in the morning.
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Blue Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell

Tomorrow we have a Blue Moon, a full moon. While there is no color change, the name of a color refers more to its rarity. You won’t see anything unusual when you look up this weekend.

A Blue Moon occurs on the second full moon of a month. We had a full moon at the start of October and this one comes on the last day of the month Halloween. What is truly rare is that this one falls on Halloween night, when little gobblins and witches are roaming. In fact, if you do the math every time the moon is full on Halloween Night, it is a Blue Moon.

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Gibbous Moon and Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Wednesday night the gibbous moon and the bright red planet Mars start the evening low in the southeastern sky.
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Orionid Meteor Shower
Mark Alan Lovewell
The annual Orionid meteor shower takes place on Wednesday morning after midnight.
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Milky Way Overhead
Mark Alan Lovewell
One of the great features of autumn nights is high overhead when the Milky Way, our galaxy, crosses the sky. You can’t miss it on a moonless night.
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