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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Astronomical phenomena October 2013

As an important astronomical event is the penumbra lunar eclipse on October 18, when it will be of course, Full Moon.
On October 13 is the Astronomy

03 october 2013 -  Uranus in oposition..  The blue-green planet will be closest to Earth and it will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to observe and photograph Uranus. Because of its distance, it will appear only as a small blue-green dot.

03 october 2013 Venus at the Aphelion . Venus reaches the farthest point from the Sun at 21:00.

05 october 2013 - New Moon. Moon will be between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase takes place at 00:34.

06 october 2013 - Mercury 3 ° S. of Moon.

07 october 2013 - Draconid Meteor shower. The Moon will be illuminated 5%.

09 october 2013 Mercury at the highest elongation25.3°E at 12:00.

10 october 2013 - Saturn 5.4 ° north of Mercury (conjunction).

11 october 2013 - Moon at the Perigee  at 1:06 Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth: 369,813 km from Earth.

15 october 2013 - Mars - Regulus: 0.9°N at  05:51.


18 october 2013 - Full Moon. Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 23:38.

18 october 2013 -  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible all over the world at 1:51 pm, except in Australia and extreme eastern Siberia.

21, 22 october 2013 - Orionid meteor shower. Orionids are a meteor shower of medium intensity, which produces about 20 meteors per hour. A good view is in any morning from October 20 to 24. The first Quarter Moon will set before midnight, leaving a dark sky. The best cardinal point to see will be to the east after midnight.Orionids originates from Comet Halley.

25 october 2013- Moon at the Apogee. at 4:25 p.m. the Moon will reach its peak, the farthest point from Earth: 404,561 km from Earth.


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