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  Sky Calendar -- October 2022
3 First Quarter Moon at 0:14 UT.
4 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 16:41 UT (distance 369,325km; angular size 32.4').
5 Moon near Saturn at 19h UT (evening sky). Mag. 0.5.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
8 Moon near Jupiter at 21h UT (evening sky). Mag. −2.9.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
8 Mercury at greatest elongation west at 21h UT (18° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −0.5.
9 Full Moon at 20:54 UT.
12 Moon near Uranus at 7h UT (morning sky). Occultation visible from NW USA, Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Mag. 5.7.
Uranus (Wikipedia)
Occultation of Uranus (IOTA)
13 Moon near the Pleiades at 7h UT (morning sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
14 Moon near Aldebaran at 0h UT (morning sky).
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
15 Moon near Mars at 4h UT (morning sky). Mag. −0.9.
Mars (Wikipedia)
15 Moon near M35 star cluster at 21h UT (110° from Sun, morning sky).
Messier 35 (Wikipedia)
17 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 10h UT (distance 404,328km; angular size 29.6').
17 Moon near Castor at 11h UT (morning sky).
17 Moon near Pollux at 17h UT (morning sky).
17 Last Quarter Moon at 17:15 UT.
18 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 21h UT (morning sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
20 Moon near Regulus at 18h UT (morning sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
21 Orionid meteor shower peaks at 10h 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.
Meteor Shower Calendar (IMO)
22 Venus at superior conjunction with the Sun at 21h UT (not visible). Venus is passing into the evening sky.
25 New Moon at 10:47 UT. Start of lunation 1235.
25 Partial Eclipse of the Sun at 11:00 UT (greatest). Visible from Europe, NE Africa, Middle East and west Asia. Begins 8:58 UT. Ends 13:02 UT.
Partial Solar Eclipse of 2022 October 25 (GIF) (NASA)
Solar Eclipses: 2011 - 2030 (Mr Eclipse)
NASA Solar Eclipse Page (NASA)
28 Moon near Antares at 5h UT (evening sky).
Antares (Wikipedia)
29 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 14:27 UT (distance 368,291km; angular size 32.4').
30 Moon at southernmost declination (−27.5°) at 1h UT.
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Daylight Time = UT − 4 hours.
  • US Pacific Daylight Time = UT − 7 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Daylight Time = UT + 11 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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