Portal:Astronomy/Events/October 2013

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1 October, 14:00 Daytime Sextantids peak
2 October Pluto at eastern quadrature (diameter = 0.1").
3 October, 10:47 Uranus at opposition (diameter = 3.7").
3 October Moon equator crossing going South.
4 October Venus at aphelion (diameter = 18.9").
5 October, 00:35 New moon (diameter = 31.3') (Lunation = 1123).
6 October, 22:07 Moon in ascending node (furthest South) (diameter = 31.9').
8 October, 10:00 Draconids peak
9 October, 19:00 Asteroid Eunomia at aphelion.
9 October, 10:12 Mercury at greatest eastern elongation 25.2° East of the Sun in Evening twilight (diameter = 6.7").
9 October, 23:50 Moon at Southern lunistice.
10 October, 23:08 Moon at perigee (Earth-Moon distance: 369823 kms) (diameter = 32.3').
11 October, 23:03 First quarter moon (diameter = 32.3') (Lunation = 1123).
13 October Jupiter at western quadrature.
16 October, 09:40 Moon equator crossing going North.
16 October Comet ISON passes near the first-magnitude star Regulus.
18 October, 23:50 Full moon (diameter = 31') (Lunation = 1123) and penumbral lunar eclipse.
19 October, 21:44 Moon in descending node (furthest north) (diameter = 30.'7).
21 October, 15:42 Asteroid Eros at perihelion.
21 October Mercury at eastern stationary point.
22 October, 01:00 Orionids peak; viewing conditions unfavorable this year due to bright moonlight.
23 October, 09:13 Moon at Northern lunistice.
25 October, 14:22 Moon at apogee (Earth-Moon distance: 404584 kms) (diameter = 29.5').
26 October, 23:41 Last quarter moon (diameter = 29.6') (Lunation = 1123).
30 October, 19:52 Moon equator crossing going South.