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Stargazing season hits the skies

The 2021 Orionid meteor showers are lighting up the night skies around the world, and you can see the phenomenon locally.  The meteors fly each year from about October 2 to November 7 and are visible as Earth passes through the stream of debris left by Comet Halley.  Door County Astronomical Society President Dave Lenius says the peak of the meteors should be this Friday.

 

 

Lenius says by using a pair of good binoculars or a small telescope, two planets are visible right now.  He notes that  Jupiter can be visible with two to four of its moons in the southern skies, along with Saturn and its rings.  The Door County Astronomical Society is planning an “International Observe the Moon Night” at the Astronomy Center on Utah Street at dusk on Saturday, October 16.  You can find details of that event here.    

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