Halloween in Space


Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.


Halloween is upon us, which means Earth is crawling with costumed witches, ghouls and zombies. Facts:

Witch Head Nebula Picture

Witch Head Nebula – He He Heeee

Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118) is located in the Eridanus constellation, about 900 light-years from Earth.

Witch Head Nebula is an extremely faint reflection nebula believed to be an ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel in Orion.

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Black Widow Nebula PictureStunning photo – Black Widow Nebula

A Creepy Spider in Space. Scary isn’t it? YUK!

The Black Widow nebula is an emission nebula that lies 10,000 light years from Earth within the Circinus constellation.

This picture was taken with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

Fireball - Halloween Meteor Shower PictureHalloween Meteor Shower

Meteor showers may have been scary to ancient peoples, who perhaps thought they indicated that the sky was falling. But to us, they’re just cool and one of them, the Taurids, is getting set to put on a show.

The Taurids are sometimes called the “Halloween fireballs”
because they tend to blaze up between mid-October and mid-November.

Fomalhaut system pictureIs this a Spooky Space Cat?  Fomalhaut system picture

Fomalhaut with Disk Ring. It is 25 light years from Earth.


Area 51 costume
Area 51 costume Picture

Happy Halloween picture featuring Planet Saturn and Bats

Happy Halloween Picture

Yikes! Bats around Saturn. Its Spooktacular.

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When is Halloween?

Halloween is on the 31st October every year – wherever you live on Earth or in Space. If you don’t know what day it is on, use your space calendar and see what date it is.


Happy Halloweeeeeen!

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