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  Sky Calendar -- October 2009
4 Full Moon at 6:11 UT.
6 Mercury at greatest elongation, 18° west from Sun (morning sky) at 1h UT. Mag. -0.4, low in the E before sunrise. Brilliant Venus nearby. Mag. -3.9.
7 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 22h UT.
8 Mercury, Venus and Saturn (morning sky) within a circle of diameter 5.8° at 7h UT (20° from Sun).
11 Last Quarter Moon at 8:56 UT.
12 Moon very near Mars (morning sky) at 1h UT. Mag. +0.7. Occultation visible from southern Indian Ocean.
Occultation of Mars (IOTA)
12 Moon near Beehive cluster (M44) (72° from Sun, morning sky) at 18h UT.
13 Venus 0.52° SSW from Saturn (22° from Sun, morning sky) at 10h UT. Mags. -3.9 and +1.1.
13 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 12h UT (369,067 km; 32.4').
14 Moon near Regulus (51° from Sun, morning sky) at 7h UT.
16 Moon near Saturn (25° from Sun, morning sky) at 7h UT. Mag. +1.1.
16 Moon near Venus (21° from Sun, morning sky) at 14h UT. Mag. -3.9.
18 New Moon at 5:32 UT. Start of lunation 1074.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
21 Orionid meteor shower peaks. Arises from the debris field of Comet Halley. Active from October 2 to November 7. Produces very fast (66 km/sec), generally faint meteors (20 per hour). Observe in the pre-dawn hours of October 21st; radiant located near Orion's "club" asterism. Favorable viewing conditions this year.
Observing Meteors (Society for Popular Astronomy)
Meteor Shower Calendar 2009 (IMO)
21 Moon very near Antares (evening sky) at 16h UT. Occultation visible from Europe, NW Africa and NW Turkey.
Occultation of Antares (IOTA)
25 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 23h UT (distance 404,166 km; angular size 29.6').
26 First Quarter Moon at 0:41 UT.
27 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. -2.5.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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