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In The Sky

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Here is stargazing info for October 2019.

  • 3rd Moon lies just to the right of Jupiter after sunset SSW 730pm
  • 5th Saturn lies right next go the Moon S 730pm
  • 17th Moon rises through the Hyades just above Aldebaran E 830pm
  • 19th Northern Taurids meteor shower begins to show activity through to November
  • 20th-27th Orionid meteor shower
  • 21st-22nd Peak of Orionid meteor shower. Observe late evening and overnight.
  • 23rd Moon passes Regulus ESE 5am
  • 24th Moon passes Algieba ESE 5am
  • 26th Moon close to Mars ESE 715am
  • 27th Moon close to Mars ESE 715am
  • 27th End of British Summer Time 2am
  • 28th Uranus at its closest to Earth
  • 28th-29th Southern Taurids meteor shower peak
  • 29th Look low in dusk twilight to spot Moon just above Venus with Mercury below Venus SW 5pm
  • 30th Moon lies between Venus (right) and Jupiter (left) SW 5pm
  • 31st Moon lies very near Jupiter with Venus to the lower right SSW 5pm
Venus: At the end of October look low in the SW after sunset to catch Venus reappearing in the evening sky but setting about 5.30pm
Mercury: To the left of Venus with binoculars you may catch Mercury close to the horizon and setting a few minutes before Venus 
Jupiter: In the constellation Ophiuchus. Jupiter shines brightly setting around 830pm in the west 
Saturn: In the constellation of Sagittarius. Sets around 830pm 
Neptune: In the constellation of Aquarius. Is very dim. It follows Saturn. Sets around 4am 
Uranus: In the constellation of Aries. Visible all night long. Just visible to the naked eye and is easily seen with binoculars 
Mars: In the constellation of Virgo. Seen in the dawn sky in the East rising around 6am

Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.

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