October

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
2Mars is 5° south of the Moon.2000
3LAST QUARTER1000
7Venus is 3° south of the Moon.0300
7Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 0° 2' south of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon.0700
7Saturn is 1° 3' north of the Moon. Occultation of Saturn by the Moon.1600
9Venus is 3° south of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo.1100
11NEW MOON0500
12Mercury 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
13Mercury is 1° 3' north of the Moon. 0100
13The Moon is at apogee.1000
15Venus is 3° south of Saturn. 1400
15Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.1500
16Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon. 0600
19FIRST QUARTER0900
21Neptune is 1° 3' north of the Moon. Occultation of Neptune by the Moon.0300
22Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde motion to direct motion.1500
23Uranus is 1° 8' south of the Moon. 0200
24Mercury is in inferior conjunction.0000
26FULL MOON0500
26The Moon is at perigee.1200
28Venus is at its greatest elongation, at 46° west of the Sun.1500
30Mars is 3° south of the Moon. 1900
31Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde motion to direct motion.2000
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