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Tour October’s Sky: Pegasus Flies High!

October is always pleasant for observing the night sky because evenings are cool and come relatively early. Use our downloadable stargazing podcast to find all the month's highlights.Without a doubt, the big sky events this month are a pair of cosmic coverups — a total lunar eclipse on October 8th, the night of full Moon, and then a partial solar eclipse two weeks later on the 24th, when the new Moon slides directly between us and the Sun.Planetwise, the pickings are getting slim. Mars and Saturn are both observable low in the southwest after sunset as October opens, but by Halloween Saturn will have disappeared in the twilight glow.

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