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NASA Picture of the Day: Halloween and the Ghost Head Nebula
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Halloween's origin is ancient and astronomical. Since the fifth century BC, Halloween has been celebrated as a cross-quarter day, a day halfway between an equinox (equal day / equal night) and a solstice (minimum day / maximum night in the northern hemisphere). With a modern calendar however, even though Halloween occurs next week, the real cross-quarter day will occur the week after. Another cross-quarter day is Groundhog Day.
What Can Happen In One Internet Minute?
Every minute 167 million videos are watched by TikTok users On YouTube 694,000 hours are streamed each minute, which equates to roughly a month in real-time On Amazon $283,000 are spent by customers every minute
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
162567 (2000 RW37)25th Oct27862230,22532,391,848
(2021 TK15)25th Oct11625958,94324,316,634
524522 (2002 VE68)26th Oct21147247,20334,887,309
(2019 OR1)26th Oct16236324,09233,311,077
297300 (1998 SC15)28th Oct37283121,08022,633,000
(2012 TJ146)29th Oct20145047,09133,026,543
(2021 TP21)30th Oct24154059,84242,758,985
267337 (2001 VK5)31st Oct658147226,77928,835,095
462959 (2011 DU)31st Oct16035949,91739,229,673