Delhi: Autumn is here and it will be a special event in October this year. Astrologers and amateurs alike are in for a treat as October approaches with meteor showers, planet sightings and more. Let’s face it in winter, the days are getting shorter and there is more time to see the night sky.Also Read – Do You Know How Salt Is Formed? Scientists Have a New Vision. Find out
Get your binoculars, binoculars and date stamps, because these spectacular events will light up the sky and you won’t want to miss it. Also Read – How the Sun Sleeps: IISER Research Reveals What Happens When Solar Activity Is Missed
Mercury Great Longevity
October 8: Want to catch a glimpse of Mercury? Get ready to get up early because the planet will appear in the evening a few hours before sunrise. Although its maximum elongation is on October 8, you will be able to see the planet throughout the month as it increases in the sky. Also Read – NASA Asteroid Crash Mission: Who Will Investigate This Save-the-Earth ‘Crime Scene’?
According to Space.com, the planet Mercury reaches the westernmost point of 18 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky before sunrise.
The peak of the Draconid Meteor shower
October 9 – Shining from the constellation Draco, the dragon, this northern constellation will be visible near the bright star Vega. In 2022, the meteor shower is expected to occur at midnight on October 9 (the night from 8 to 9); this is the best time to see the stars, despite the full moon that night.
October 9- This is a possible Draconid Meteor shower. According to Seasky.org, the Moon will be on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be completely illuminated. It is interesting to note that this whole month was known by the early tribes of America as the Hunters Moon because at this time of the year the leaves have fallen and the game is fat and ready to be hunted. This month is also known as the Moon Travel and Moon Moon.
The peak of the Orionid Meteor shower
October 21 – The best thing in the night sky in October is undoubtedly the Orionids meteor shower, which is expected to peak on October 21st this year. Although the meteor shower occurs from October 16th to the 30th, there may be up to 21 meteors per hour during the peak of the shower (perhaps in the early hours of the 21st).
October 25- Towards the end of this beautiful autumn month, there will be a partial solar eclipse. People in – the Middle East, Greenland in the east, Iceland, Russia, India, and a few other places – will be able to watch the event. But remember to have the right equipment to see the eclipse.