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  Sky Calendar -- October 2007
2 Moon near Mars at 20h UT (morning sky). Mag. -0.1. Diam=10".
3 Last Quarter Moon at 10:06 UT.
4 Moon near Pollux at 10h UT (morning sky).
5 Moon near Beehive cluster (M44) at 13h UT (morning sky).
7 Moon near Venus at 6h UT (44° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. -4.5. Form a triangle with nearby Regulus (+1.4).
7 Moon very near Regulus at 7h UT. Occultation visible from western Europe and N.W. Africa.
Occultation of Regulus (IOTA)
7 Moon near Saturn at 15h UT. (40° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. +0.8.
8 Venus 2.7° from Regulus at 20h UT (45° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. -4.5 and +1.4.
10 Venus, Saturn and Regulus within a 5° circle at 20h UT (44° from Sun, morning sky).
11 New Moon at 5:01 UT. Start of lunation 1049.
13 Moon near Mercury at 0h UT (20° from Sun, evening sky). Mag. +0.9.
13 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 10h UT (distance 406,492 km; angular size 29.4').
14 Venus 2.9° from Saturn at 18h UT (morning sky).
15 Moon very near Antares at 15h UT (evening sky).
16 Moon near Jupiter at 5h UT (evening sky). Mag. -1.9.
19 First Quarter Moon at 8:33 UT.
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 20-22 October; radiant is located near Orion's club asterism. Good viewing conditions this year.
Meteor Shower Calendar 2007 (IMO)
23 Mercury at inferior conjunction with the Sun at 24h UT. Mercury passes into the morning sky.
26 Full Moon at 4:52 UT. As the first full Moon after the Harvest Moon, it is called the Hunter's Moon.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
26 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 12h UT (356,753 km; 33.5').
28 Moon near the Pleiades at 0h UT (morning sky).
30 Moon near Mars at 20h UT (morning sky). Mag. -0.6. Diam=12".
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

Clear skies till next month!

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