On Air Shiaght Laa Fiona McArdle | 6:00pm - 6:30pm


Manx Sky at Night

Saturday, 1 October 2022 - 29 minutes

Howard Parkin explains what we can look out for in our dark skies over the Island, during the months of October (given some clear conditions of course!)  Mars Jupiter and Saturn are visible now, and this is a great time to see the Milky Way in all it's glory!
Other October highlights include the Draconids meteor shower peaking on 7 October in the North sky in the evening; the Orionid meteor shower peaks on 21 October after midnight in the Eastern sky; and there's a partial (25%) solar eclipse around 10am on 25 October

The music break this month is Neil Young's Harvest Moon

Space news includes more information about the delays to the SLS launch - due mainly to poor weather conditions; an update on the Starlink launch; and more great images from the James Webb Space Telescope - now sending back amazing pictures from Mars, Jupiter and Neptune.

Howard is always pleased to answer your astronomy questions - email him - howardparkin@manx.net

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