A new season of stargazing has begun—and it’s set to be incredible. The equinox on Tuesday signals the beginning of fall or autumn in the northern hemisphere while below the equator, it’s now spring.
Both of these seasons will cease on December 22, 2020 when the solstice occurs. So what has the night sky got lined-up for us stargazers in the three months ahead?
Here’s your ultimate guide to stargazing in this new season:
Thursday, October 1, 2020: A full ‘Harvest Moon’
Today the “Harvest Moon” will rise at dusk in the east. It’s officially full at 5:05 p.m. EDT, but try to watch it at moonrise where you are for the full effect.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020: Draconids Meteor Shower
Today is the peak of the Draconids, a meteor shower produced each year on this date by dust and debris left in