Friday, October 3, 2014

10Y2K+14 Enjoy the fall Sky…..

The plants and animals know time has changed before we do. Something in the air moves the color and the temperature begins to move to a more comfortable range. We did get some rain around the end of last month and the forecast looks good for this month too. The birds are starting to migrate, earth’s creatures prepare for the cold nights to come. Homestead habits begin to change for us who walk and live on this earth. I wait for that first nip of cold air from the North! The clouds begin to change the look of the sky. The night sky is a lot clearer; stars and planets are sharper. Our early morning observations, before dawn, we have spotted the Pleiades, Taurus, Orion and Jupiter

This month we have two events to look for in the sky: First, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th, not long before sunrise, the bright full Moon over North America will turn a lovely shade of celestial red. It's a lunar eclipse. Second, a solar eclipse in the afternoon of Oct. 21st. Observe the Planets when the sky is clear: Jupiter shines bright in the early morning hours. The October 21 - ORIONID meteors - A very, very good year for observing the famous Orionid Meteors, since the moon will be nearly new. 

These Constellations should be seen and observed this month: Sagittarius, Aquila, Pegasus, Delphinus, Sagitta, Cygnus and Lyra. Clear Skies………