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  Sky Calendar -- October 2015
1 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 20h UT.
2 Moon very near Aldebaran (119° from Sun, morning sky) at 13h UT. Occultation visible from Alaska.
Occultation of Aldebaran (IOTA)
4 Last Quarter Moon at 21:06 UT.
7 Moon near Beehive cluster (morning sky) at 0h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
8 Moon very near Venus (44° from Sun, morning sky) at 18h UT. Mag. -4.5. Occultation visible from western parts of Australia.
Occultation of Venus (IOTA)
8 Moon near Regulus (45° from Sun, morning sky) at 20h UT.
9 Venus 2.5° SSW of Regulus (45° from Sun, morning sky) at 6h UT. Mags. -4.5 and +1.3.
9 Moon near Mars (morning sky) at 15h UT. Mag. +1.8.
9 Moon, Mars and Jupiter within a 4.0° circle (35° from Sun, morning sky) at 18h UT.
9 Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 22h UT. Mag. -1.7.
11 Moon near Mercury (17° from Sun, morning sky) at 12h UT. Mag. +0.2.
11 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 13h UT (distance 406,388 km; angular size 29.4').
13 New Moon at 0:06 UT. Start of lunation 1148.
16 Mercury at greatest elongation, 18° west of Sun (morning sky) at 3h UT. Mag. -0.5.
16 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 14h UT. Mag. +0.6.
17 Mars 0.38° NNE of Jupiter (40° from Sun, morning sky) at 23h UT. Mags. +1.7 and -1.8.
20 First Quarter Moon at 20:31 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). Radiant located near OrionŐs club asterism. Observe after midnight on night of 21/22.
Orionids (Gary Kronk)
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
26 Venus 1.0° SSW of Jupiter (46° from Sun, morning sky) at 0h UT. Mags. -4.4 and -1.8. Spectacular!
26 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 13h UT (358,463 km; angular size 33.3').
27 Full Moon at 12:05 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
29 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 6h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
29 Moon very near Aldebaran (146° from Sun, morning sky) at 21h UT. Occultation visible from Europe, north Africa, and west Asia.
Occultation of Aldebaran (IOTA)
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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