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On a clear night, you can see...
We are indebted to Arthur Black for supplying this information.
Should you wish to communicate with Arthur, please email him at:  arthur.black10@btinternet.com
The Night Sky
 
October 2017:
 
5th Moon lies to the right of Venus in the morning
6th Moon lies to the right of Venus
9th Moon lies near star Aldebaran
15th Crescent Moon lies next to star Regulus
16th Saturn’s rings are at their maximum opening since 2003 as viewed from Earth
17th Crescent Moon before dawn is above Venus with Mars inbetween
18th In the dawn twilight the Moon lies low to the lower left of Venus
19th Uranus is at opposition and visible all night in Pisces.
20th Debris from Halley’s Comet causes the annual Orionid meteor shower
21st Debris from Halley’s Comet causes the annual Orionid meteor shower
24th Evening crescent Moon is above Saturn
29th At 2am end of British Summer Time

• Saturn (+0.6) sets around 9pm and is the only planet prominent in the evening sky
• Neptune (+7.8) in Aquarius sets at 330am
• Uranus (+5.7) just visible to the naked eye. Visible all night long in Pisces.
• Venus (-3.7) is very bright in the morning sky rising two hours before the Sun.
• Mars (+1.8) visible in the morning sky rising just before Sun and moves from Leo to Virgo in October
• Mercury and Jupiter are lost in the Sun’s glare this month

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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