Ghosts, goblins, and assorted other demons of the dark will be lurking this week amongst us with and without costumes, especially this Thursday. There’ll be airborne spooks as well. No doubt, we’ll also hear of stealth flying broomsticks being piloted by not so attractive characters with black hats and bad teeth along with many ghosts floating about. Some of them are flying amongst the stars in these late October Shamokin skies.

Unfortunately, we won’t exactly have a full moon this Thursday night, but there’ll be a plenty spooky enough crescent moon in the western evening sky. You’ll also notice that the moon has a starry companion traveling along just to the lower right.

Mike Lynch is an amateur astronomer and professional broadcast meteorologist for WCCO Radio in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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