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The Night Sky For The Week Of 10-15-23

October nights offer a variety of astronomical events to observe. On October 14, an annular eclipse of the sun will be visible from Oregon, northern Nevada, Utah, and other areas. On October 21, there will be a first-quarter moon and the Orionid meteor shower. Vega, Altair, Tarazed, Deneb, and Capricornus are all visible throughout the month. The Great Square of Pegasus can be seen on October 16 and 19. Bright Capella and the Pleiades cluster are visible on October 17. The dim Little Dipper and Cassiopeia can be seen on October 18. The Big Dipper can be seen low in the north-northwest after dark.