The chart shows the whole sky, at the times given at the top left of the chart.
The edge of the chart is the HORIZON, and the ZENITH is at the centre. The planetary positions and visual magnitudes are correct for the end of the month.

This chart is for LATITUDE 54 degrees NORTH, and is producedusing 'CYBERSKY' software by Michael Schimpf. Thanks Michael.

OCTOBER, 2021

The phenomena of the month : OCTOBER 2021

 

Times are given for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 5" W, 54° 16' 31" N, zone 0 Universal Time).

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

 

2021 10 01 18:16 Opposition of the asteroid 40 Harmonia with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.161 AU; magn. = 9.4)
2021 10 01 23:59 Close encounter between Mercury and Spica (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.5°)
2021 10 03 00:00 Venus at its aphelion (distance to the Sun = 0.72823 AU)
2021 10 03 03:33 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 03 03:53 Beginning of occultation of 30-eta Leo (magn. = 3.48)
2021 10 03 04:12 End of occultation of 30-eta Leo (magn. = 3.48)
2021 10 04 18:54 Simultaneous transits on Jupiter: shadows of two satellites.
2021 10 06 00:21 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 06 07:18 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 06 11:05 NEW MOON
2021 10 07 08:24 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 10 08 04:05 CONJUNCTION between Mars and the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 0.6°)
2021 10 08 13:01 Meteor shower : Draconids (10 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 4.0 days)
2021 10 08 17:28 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 363386 km)
2021 10 08 21:10 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 09 16:19 INFERIOR CONJUNCTION of Mercury with the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 1.9°)
2021 10 09 20:22 Close encounter between the Moon and Venus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.8°)
2021 10 10 00:33 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 10 10 03:58 Meteor shower : S. Taurids (5 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 71.0 days)
2021 10 10 15:34 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 10 11 04:08 Meteor shower : Delta Aurigids (2 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 8.0 days)
2021 10 11 16:05 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 11 17:59 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 13 03:25 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2021 10 13 09:34 Close encounter between the Moon and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.0°)
2021 10 14 08:06 Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.4°)
2021 10 14 12:39 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 10 14 14:47 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 15 11:46 Close encounter between the Moon and Jupiter (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.7°)
2021 10 16 20:06 Close encounter between Venus and Antares (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.4°)
2021 10 17 00:52 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 17 11:36 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 17 16:51 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.7°)
2021 10 18 05:49 Meteor shower : Epsilon Geminids (3 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 13.0 days)
2021 10 19 00:44 Comet 342P SOHO at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 0.050 AU; magn. = -4.0)
2021 10 19 04:49 Opposition of the asteroid 25 Phocaea with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.156 AU; magn. = 10.1)
2021 10 19 23:57 Beginning of occultation of 89 Psc (magn. = 5.13)
2021 10 20 00:00 Mercury at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.30750 AU)
2021 10 20 00:50 End of occultation of 89 Psc (magn. = 5.13)
2021 10 20 04:08 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 10 20 08:25 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 20 14:57 FULL MOON
2021 10 20 23:27 Simultaneous transits on Jupiter: two satellites.
2021 10 21 06:18 Meteor shower : Orionids (20 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 36.0 days)
2021 10 21 16:54 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 10 21 23:19 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.9°)
2021 10 22 09:40 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 23 05:13 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 23 14:09 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 10 24 02:45 Close encounter between the Moon and Aldebaran (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.8°)
2021 10 24 06:47 Meteor shower : Leo Minorids (2 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 8.0 days)
2021 10 24 15:30 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405615 km)
2021 10 25 06:00 GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (18.3°)
2021 10 26 00:19 Close encounter between the Moon and M 35 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.2°)
2021 10 26 02:02 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 27 18:27 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 28 20:05 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2021 10 28 21:10 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 10 28 22:51 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 29 12:00 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Venus (46.9°)
2021 10 30 07:42 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 10 31 00:59 Beginning of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)
2021 10 31 01:44 End of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)
2021 10 31 19:40 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

(Using Coelix Software) 

SELECTED LUNAR OCCULTATIONS VISIBLE FROM SCARBOROUGH UK THIS MONTH.

Source: 'Coelix' software

The angular diameters of the Planets compared.