Sky guide

October 2022 sky guide: 5 astronomical events you can't miss

Multiple meteor showers, a visit from Mercury, and more.

Colorful Mercury image with craters visible


As the days get shorter this time of year, you might find yourself gazing up at the night sky more often.

Thankfully, there will be lots to see in the sky this October.

Multiple meteor showers, an iconic full Moon, and an appearance from an elusive planetary neighbor will grace Earth’s dark dome.

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