Sky Events 2017

October

  • October 3: Neptune is 0.7° north of the Moon
  • October 4: World Space Week begins
  • October 5: Full Moon, Venus is 0.2° north of the Mars
  • October 6: Uranus is 4° north of the Mars
  • October 8: Draconid Meteor Shower peaks, Mercury is in superior conjunction
  • October 9: Draconid Meteor Shower peaks, Moon is at perigee, Aldebaran is 0.6° south of the Moon
  • October 12: Third Quarter Moon
  • October 15: Regulus is 0.2° south of the Moon
  • October 17: Mars is 1.8° south of the Moon, Venus is 2° south of the Moon
  • October 19: New Moon, Uranus is at opposition
  • October 21: Orionid Meteor Shower peaks
  • October 22: Orionid Meteor Shower peaks
  • October 24: Moon is at apogee, Saturn is 3° south of the Moon
  • October 26: Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun
  • October 27: First Quarter Moon
  • October 28: Pallas is in opposition
  • October 30: Neptune is 0.9° north of the Moon

November

  • November 4: Full Moon, Taurids meteor shower peaks
  • November 5: Taurids meteor shower peaks
  • November 13: Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the evening sky, appearing only 0.3 degrees apart 
  • November 17, 18: Leonids Meteor Shower peaks
  • November 18: New Moon
  • November 24: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation, at 22.0 degrees from the Sun