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All sky watchers need a planisphere to quickly show the location of stars and constellations for any date and time. Note: Planispheres are designed for specific latitudes so be sure to select one for your latitude.

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  Sky Calendar -- October 2019
3 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 7h UT.
Antares (Wikipedia)
3 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. −2.0.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
4 Venus 2.9° NNE of Spica (14° from Sun, evening sky) at 1h UT. Mags. −3.9 and 1.0.
5 First Quarter Moon at 16:47 UT.
5 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 21h UT. Mag. 0.5. Occultation visible from southern Africa.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
10 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 18h UT (distance 405,899 km; angular size 29.4').
13 Full Moon at 21:10 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
17 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 5h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
17 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 22h UT.
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
20 Mercury at greatest elongation east (25° from Sun, evening sky) at 4h UT. Mag. −0.1.
21 Moon near Castor (morning sky) at 2h UT.
21 Moon near Pollux (morning sky) at 7h UT.
21 Last Quarter Moon at 12:40 UT.
21 Orionid meteor shower peaks at 17h UT. Arises from the debris field of Comet Halley. Active from October 2 to November 7. Produces very fast (67 km/sec), generally faint meteors (20 per hour). Radiant located near Orion's club asterism. Best observed after midnight on night of Oct 21-22.
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
22 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (morning sky) at 6h UT.
23 Moon near Regulus (morning sky) at 20h UT.
Regulus (Wikipedia)
26 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 10:42 UT (361,311 km; angular size 33.1').
26 Moon near Mars (18° from Sun, morning sky) at 21h UT. Mag. 1.8.
Mars (Wikipedia)
28 New Moon at 3:39 UT. Start of lunation 1198.
28 Uranus at opposition at 8h UT. Mag. 5.7.
Uranus (Wikipedia)
29 Moon near Venus (20° from Sun, evening sky) at 16h UT. Mag. −3.9. Elusive Mercury (Mag. 0.2) is 3.0° South of Venus.
Venus (Wikipedia)
30 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 17h UT.
31 Mercury 2.6° SSW of Venus (21° from Sun, evening sky) at 5h UT. Mags. 0.5 and −3.9.
31 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 15h UT. Mag. −1.9.
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Daylight Time = UT − 4 hours.
  • US Pacific Daylight Time = UT − 7 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Summer Time = UT + 11 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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