Before the usual info, I thought I would mention the Starlink satellites. They are worth looking out for. You can download an app (Apple or Android) to find out when and where they will appear. My neighbour and I saw about 14 or 15 all crossing the sky over a period of eight minutes last week. Rather impressive. [2nd May 2020]
Here is stargazing info for October 2021.
Venus - sets about 730pm. Getting brighter in the SW. Through a telescope you will see Venus'sshape changing gradually through the month. It us half lit on the 28th and then shrinks to a crescent.
Saturn - is in Capricornus in SW. Sets around midnight.
Jupiter - is to the left of Saturn in Capricornus in SW. It sets around 2am.
Neptune - is in Aquarius. Sets around 4.30am.
Uranus - is in Aries in the SE and rises about 6.30pm.
Mercury - appears low in the east before dawn in the middle of October. Throughout the month it brightens becoming easier to spot, by the end if the month it rises at 5.25pm.
Mars - lost in the Sun's glare this month.
Southern Taurids 10/9 to 20/11 Peaks 10/10 Numbers <5
Orionids 1/10 to 6/11 Peaks 21/10 Numbers 25
Draconids 7/10 to 11/10 Peaks 8-9/10 Numbers variable
Northern Taurids 20/10 to 10/12 Peaks 12/11 Numbers 25
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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