October's Double Play of Eclipses

This month's two most intriguing events lurk in the shadows.

Skygazers are light-seekers. Regardless of whether you view bright planets, conspicuous constellations or splashy deep-sky objects, the things that interest us either radiate or reflect copious amounts of light. That’s what makes October so unusual. This month’s two most intriguing events literally lurk in the shadows. On the morning of Oct. 8, the full moon passes deep into Earth’s shadow, and observers from eastern North America to East Asia can witness a total lunar eclipse....

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