"Celebrate Halloween the Cosmic Way, Plus Some of Halloween's Most Famous Myths and Misconceptions"

Scheduled air date: 2003 Oct 20-26


The Pleiades—or Seven Sisters—star cluster can easily be seen nearly overhead after midnight on Halloween.
(Shown around 1:00 AM during late October/early November for mid-Northern latitudes.  The vertical red line marks the meridian, an imaginary line running from due South to due North.  The inset shows a binocular view of the star cluster.)

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Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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