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October 2008 Phenomena

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
1 Venus is 5° 6' north of the Moon. 2125
4 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 1' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 0552
5 The Moon is at apogee. 0534
6 Mercury is in inferior conjunction. 1546
7 Jupiter is 2° 7' north of the Moon. 0222
7 FIRST QUARTER 0404
14 FULL MOON 1503
17 The Moon is at perigee. 0105
17 Pleiades is 0° 8' south of the Moon. 0532
21 LAST QUARTER 0655
21 Beehive is 0° 9' north of the Moon. 2231
22 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 18° 3' west of the Sun. 0359
23 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 2° north of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 1534
26 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 3° 1' north of Venus. Occultation of Antares by Venus. 1713
28 NEW MOON 1814
31 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 1' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 1713

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