October

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
2 Mars is 5° south of the Moon. 2000
3 LAST QUARTER 1000
7 Venus is 3° south of the Moon. 0300
7 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 0° 2' south of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 0700
7 Saturn is 1° 3' north of the Moon. Occultation of Saturn by the Moon. 1600
9 Venus is 3° south of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo. 1100
11 NEW MOON 0500
12 Mercury 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. 0700
13 Mercury is 1° 3' north of the Moon. 0100
13 The Moon is at apogee. 1000
15 Venus is 3° south of Saturn. 1400
15 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 1500
16 Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon. 0600
19 FIRST QUARTER 0900
21 Neptune is 1° 3' north of the Moon. Occultation of Neptune by the Moon. 0300
22 Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde motion to direct motion. 1500
23 Uranus is 1° 8' south of the Moon. 0200
24 Mercury is in inferior conjunction. 0000
26 FULL MOON 0500
26 The Moon is at perigee. 1200
28 Venus is at its greatest elongation, at 46° west of the Sun. 1500
30 Mars is 3° south of the Moon. 1900
31 Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde motion to direct motion. 2000

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