Medusa’s eye brightens on October 31, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 25 to 31, 2021

A third quarter Moon, greatest elongations for inner planets and rising Messier objects — check out what you can see in This Week’s Sky.

Crater Copernicus on October 22, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 18 to 24, 2021

Look for the full Hunter’s Moon and the Orionids meteor shower this week.

Venus, October 2021 | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: October 2021

From bright Venus getting brighter to the Moon passing gas giants, find out what’s going on in our Solar System this month.

This Week’s Sky: October 11 to 17, 2021

Watch as the Moon passes gas giant planets and Venus meets Antares in the night sky this week.

New Moon on October 6, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: October 4 to 10, 2021

Look for deep-sky objects in dark skies this week with new Moon on Wednesday.

Morning zodiacal light for mid-northern observers on October 4, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 27 to October 3, 2021

Look for the old crescent Moon in Leo, and the zodiacal light in the pre-dawn sky.

A diagram of the full harvest Moon on September 20, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 20 to 26, 2021

This week, the September equinox occurs, marking the beginning of autumn in the north. Also, the Moon reaches its full phase and hops past Uranus.

A diagram of the Lunar X on September 13, 2021. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: September 13 to 19, 2021

See the Lunar X this week as the Moon waxes past first quarter. Also, watch as it passes gas giants.

A diagram of Saturn in September 2021. | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: September 2021

Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are in position for prime viewing this month, while Mercury, Venus and Uranus will also be showing well in the sky.

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