October

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
3Neptune is 3° north of the Moon.0700
5Uranus is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Uranus by the Moon.0000
5Ceres, the largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.2000
6The Moon is at perigee.1400
7FULL MOON0300
14LAST QUARTER0000
16Saturn is 2° south of the Moon. 1400
17Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 25° east of the Sun.0400
19The Moon is at apogee.1000
19The asteroid Juno is 0° 3' north of the Moon. Occultation of Juno by the Moon.1800
22NEW MOON0500
23Mars is in conjunction with the Sun.0700
24Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon. 0800
24Mercury is 1° 4' north of the Moon. 0800
25Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.1400
25Mercury is 4° south of Jupiter. 2200
27Venus is in superior conjunction.1800
28Mercury is 4° south of Jupiter. 1400
29Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as it moves from its greatest elongation east of the Sun back toward a position west of the Sun as viewed from Earth.0000
29Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.0700
29FIRST QUARTER2100
30Neptune is 3° north of the Moon. 1400

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