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  Sky Calendar -- October 2013
1 Moon near Mars (47° from Sun, morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. +1.6.
1 Moon near Regulus (38° from Sun, morning sky) at 20h UT.
5 New Moon at 0:33 UT. Start of lunation 1123.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
7 Moon, Mercury and Saturn within circle diameter 5.1° (27° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mags. +0.0 and +0.6.
8 Moon near Venus (45° from Sun, evening sky) at 14h UT. Mag. -4.2. A beautiful celestial sight!
9 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 3h UT.
9 Mercury at greatest elongation, 25° east of Sun (evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. +0.0.
10 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 23h UT (369,814 km; angular size 32.3').
11 First Quarter Moon at 23:03 UT.
15 Mars 0.9° NNE of Regulus (52° from Sun, morning sky) at 11h UT. Mags. +1.6 and +1.4.
15 Venus 1.5° NNE of Antares (46° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mags. -4.3 and +1.0.
18 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse from 21:50 to 1:50 UT, mid-eclipse at 23:50 UT. Just visible near mid-eclipse.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 2013 October 18 (NASA)
18 Full Moon at 23:36 UT.
Full Moon Names (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). Radiant located near Orion's club asterism. Unfavorable viewing conditions this year due to bright moonlight.
Orionids (Gary Kronk)
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
21 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 17h UT.
22 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 12h UT.
25 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 14h UT (distance 404,557 km; angular size 29.5').
25 Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 21h UT. Mag. -2.3.
26 Last Quarter Moon at 23:41 UT.
27 Moon near Beehive Cluster (86° from Sun, morning sky) at 6h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
29 Moon near Regulus (66° from Sun, morning sky) at 3h UT.
29 Moon near Mars (58° from Sun, morning sky) at 21h UT. Mag. +1.5.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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