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On this site – articles of interest for this month
Planetary Highlights for October 2021 (ET)
Date Time Event Oct 1 Fr Venus: 44.9° E 1 Fr 9:08 am Moon-Beehive: 3.3° S 6 We 7:05 am New Moon 7 Th 11:50 pm Mars Solar Conjunction 8 Fr 1:28 pm Moon Perigee: 363400 km 9 Sa 12:12 pm Mercury Inferior Conj. 9 Sa 2:36 pm Moon-Venus: 2.9° S 9 Sa 3:35 pm Moon Descending Node 10 Su S Taurid peak ZHR = 5 See IMO Calendar 12 Tu 5:09 am Moon South Dec.: 26.2° S 12 Tu 11:25 pm First Quarter 14 Th 3:12 am Moon-Saturn: 4.1° N 15 Fr 5:58 am Moon-Jupiter: 4.3° N 16 Sa 9:24 am Venus-Antares: 1.5° N 20 We 10:57 am Full Moon 21 Th 7:30 am Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20 23 Sa 7:47 am Moon Ascending Node 24 Su 11:30 am Moon Apogee: 405600 km 25 Mo 12:59 am Mercury Elongation: 18.4° W 26 Tu 12:04 pm Moon North Dec.: 26.3° N 27 We 4:40 pm Moon-Pollux: 2.8° N 28 Th 4:05 pm Last Quarter 28 Th 5:32 pm Moon-Beehive: 3.6° S 29 Fr 5:59 pm Venus Elongation: 47° E Nov 1 Mo Venus: 47° E
All event times are given for UTC-4:00: Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s
If you go to the above site you can print out a list like the above for the entire year or calendar pages for your time zone.
Note that the site is now kept up for archival purposes. Fred Espenak retired from NASA several years ago and has his own site, AstroPixels, which contain much the same information: http://astropixels.com/almanac/almanac.html. However, he doesn’t adjust for Daylight Saving Time.
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