Dont Miss These Amazing Celestial Views on Halloween Night

first_img Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Becomes Universal Halloween Horror MazeLife-Sized Jabba the Hutt For Sale on Craigslist for $100 Stay on target It’s finally Halloween, but candy isn’t the only treat you can indulge in this evening. Take a break from your holiday festivities, head outside, and observe the night sky, because there are some great celestial views to enjoy tonight.According to Space.com, Mars, Saturn, and the Taurid meteors will be visible throughout the evening. If you have a telescope, you’ll be able to see close-up views of both planets and the shooting stars. Read on below for a quick guide on what’s happening from space on Halloween night.“The Ringed Planet”Saturn (Photo Credit: NASA/JPL)Saturn, also known as “The Ringed Planet,” will be the first object to see tonight. While it descends in the west-southwest section of the sky, it will be visible during twilight. Its rings will be wide-open and its north face will be tilted roughly 26 degrees in our direction. If you want to catch Saturn with a telescope, make sure to do it ASAP, because it will set around 3.5 hours following Earth’s sunset.“God of War”Mars (Photo Credit: NASA/JPL)“God of War,” also known as Mars, will be bright and colorful in the night sky. You’ll see this fiery-red planet on the right side of Saturn, where it will be located south-southeast when twilight concludes. Tonight, Mars will be 73 million miles away from us, so make sure to catch a glimpse of it before midnight. Even though telescope views of this planet aren’t the best, you’ll still be able to see its small disk for a bit in the evening.“Halloween Fireballs”Taurid meteors (Photo Credit:NASA/MSFC)One more celestial sight will be visible to our eyes, and surprisingly, it’s not another planet. The Taurid meteors, also dubbed “Halloween fireballs,” should be on your space radar tonight. These shooting stars start appearing in the sky from mid-October to mid-November, and hit their peak visibility from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12. Because the moon won’t block your view, you might be able to catch the Taurid meteors at nightfall. Fun fact: The Taurid meteors are leftover debris left by Enecke’s Comet, or another big comet, which is why they twinkle a lot.More on Geek.com:Photos: NASA’s Pumpkin Contest Creations Are Out of This WorldAI Generates Last-Minute Halloween Costume InspirationBest Spooky Comics for Halloweenlast_img

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