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A thin crescent moon is near the star Antares on the 28th October, 2011.



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The Moon Occults Mercury on the 28th October, 2011.



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Jupiter makes its closest approach to the Earth on the 27th October, 2011.

Magnitude: -2.9

Distance to earth: 3.970 AU



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Lunar perigee (distance moon center to earth center: 357048.3 km, apparent diameter: 34'04.7") at 12:19.3 UT, 26 October



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New Moon (diameter: 33.458', declination: -15.77°) at 19:55.8 UT, 26th October.



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October is great for stargazing

Don't waste these October nights. This is still one of the great times of the year for stargazing. You can comfortably lie back on the ground and gaze upon the stars. The sky is dominated with autumn constellations like Pegasus and Andromeda, but in the west there are still some summer star patterns that are reluctant to leave the evening sky. Best of all, you can start your astronomical adventures earlier in the evening and not deprive yourself of your beauty sleep, not that it will do yours truly any good.
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Last Quarter Moon (declination: 17.55°) at 3:30.4 UT, 20th October.



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The moon is near Mars on the 20th October.



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The Moon is near to the Pleiades on the 15th October.



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The planet Mercury enters the zodiac sign Scorpio on the 13th October.



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