Interesting This Month

Fullmoon

During fullmoon, the whole face of the Moon is illuminated by the sunlight and sometimes bright enough light up the darkness of night.

Fullmoon is one of the four main Moon phases which occur at specific moments in time. By sequence, Fullmoon is the third main phases. The other three main phases are New Moon, First Quarter Moon and Third Quarter Moon.

Moon observation by using telescope is interesting because we will able to observe numerous craters on the Moon’s surface. This month Full Moon also known as Harvest Moon

Orionids Meteor Shower

Orionids are active every year in October which usually peaking around October 20/21.

During its peak, up to 20 meteors per hour are visible depending on sky conditions and weather. The origin of Orionids meteor shower is from Comet Halley.

Fullmoon & Moon Apogee

This is a second Full Moon in October also known as Blue Moon. October 2020 has two Full Moons and more interesting is both are Micro Moons – one on October 1 and another on October 31. 

Moon Apogee is when Moon’s orbit farthest away from Earth. If apogee is coinciding with Full Moon or New Moon, it is called as Micromoon.