(closest to Earth) at 0h UT (357,861 km; angular size 33.4').
near the Pleiades
(morning sky) at 15h UT.
very near Aldebaran
(136° from Sun, morning sky) at 5h UT. Occultation visible from
USA, Mexico, Central America, SE Canada.
of Aldebaran (IOTA)
peaks. Arises from the debris field of Comet Halley. Active from
October 2 to November 7. Produces very fast (66 km/sec),
generally faint meteors (20 per hour). Radiant located near
Orion's club asterism. Observe after midnight on night of 21/22.
Shower Calendar PDF (IMO)
(morning sky) at 4h UT.
3.1° N of Antares
(36° from Sun, evening sky) at 15h UT. Mags. -4.0 and +1.0.
at superior conjunction
with the Sun at 16h UT. The elusive planet passes into the
(25° from Sun, morning sky) at 11h UT. Mag. -1.7.
3.0° S of Saturn
(37° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mags. -4.0 and +0.5.
at 17:38 UT. Start of lunation 1161.
(farthest from Earth) at 19h UT (distance 406,662 km; angular
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)