Tonight's Great Pumpkin, Mars
- For anyone around a computer today that may be out "Trick or Treating" in the wilds tonight, even with the full moon there should be a great view of Mars after midnight:"There's a special treat waiting for you this Halloween.
Remember how, in the Peanuts cartoon, Linus would wait every Halloween for the Great Pumpkin to appear in his pumpkin patch? Well, this Halloween there is a nice big orange pumpkin of sorts right in the middle of the Beehive star cluster in Cancer.
To receive this treat, all you have to do is stay up past midnight on Halloween and look for the planet Mars, now becoming quite bright at magnitude 0.4."
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