The sky map and other astronomical events for the month of October

The sky map and other astronomical events for the month of October
The sky map and other astronomical events for the month of October

A topo on the planets visible this month

Once again, some planets will be more visible than others. Let’s start with Mercure, we will have to wait for the 15th of the month to spot it at dawn, on the horizon on the east side. Venus as for her will become more and more brilliant towards the end of October and its diameter will appear larger and larger. You won’t be able to miss it if you look just above the West-Southwest horizon shortly after sunset.

Do not seek Mars in the sky, we will not be able to observe it for months.

One more time, Jupiter will be easily spotted an hour after sunset. The giant planet will shine above the South-South-East horizon.

Much less radiant, Saturn will shine above the southwest horizon until the end of the year, but it will be lower and lower.

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October 4: a thin crescent Moon in Leo



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October 4: a thin crescent Moon in Leo © https://stellarium-web.org/


This Monday, October 4, one hour before sunrise, a thin lunar crescent will be visible in the heart of the constellation Leo.

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October 8: maximum of the Draconid meteorite swarm

A few days later, we have an appointment with the Draconides. It is a meteor shower that seems to come from the constellation Dragon. The activity of this meteoritic swarm extends from October 6 to 10 with a maximum on the 8th. Some years, this swarm is very active and gives rise to an abundant falling stars rain. What will happen in 2021? To find out, you’ll have to look up!

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October 9: Moon and Venus shine above the horizon



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October 9: The Moon and Venus shine above the horizon © https://stellarium-web.org/


The next day, at dusk, the Moon has a date with Venus. A thin lunar crescent will be very close to the Shepherd’s Star slightly above the southwest horizon.

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From October 13 to 15: the Moon accompanies the giant planets



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From October 13 to 15: the Moon accompanies the giant planets © https://stellarium-web.org/


Like last month, the Moon will keep the giant planets company. Between the 13th and 15th of the month, Saturn and Jupiter will be visible near the Moon. This celestial reunion will be observed above the southern horizon, 2 hours after sunset.

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October 16: Venus shines in Scorpio



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October 16: Venus shines in Scorpio © https://stellarium-web.org/


After sunset, Saturday 16th, Venus will be on the southwest horizon just above the star of Antares. It is the main star of the constellation Scorpio. It is red in color but much less bright than Venus, to admire it, you will have to take out your binoculars.

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October 25: Mercury in Virgo



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October 25: Mercury in Virgo © https://stellarium-web.org/


The last astronomical event of this October will take place very early at dawn on October 25. An hour and a half before sunrise, Mercure will shine over the horizon in the constellation Virgo.

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