Stargazing for October 2020

Marvelous Mars and a Halloween Blue Moon

October 1, 2020
Moon and Girl

Marvelous Mars

On October 2 and 3, look for Mars near the full Moon. The Red Planet will be the brightest body in the night sky aside from the Moon. Mars will be at its closest approach to Earth on October 13 and won’t be this close again until 2035!

Saturn and Jupiter to the South

From October 21 to 23, the Moon passes between this pair of gas giants. Look South to southwest at nightfall to see them shining.

Halloween Night Full Moon

Get ready for Halloween! On October 31, 2020, look for the bright Hunter’s Moon, which is October’s second full Moon. This makes it an extra-special Blue Moon! Read more about the full Moons here.