See what's up in the night sky from Oct 7 thru Oct 13

Oct 7

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10/7/2013 8:17 AM  RssIcon

Here's what's happening in the night sky for the week of September 30 thru October 6

Want to see what's up in the sky this week? This daily reminder chart will let you know lots of individual, time-sensitive events occurring. Also, don't miss this week's Eyes on the Sky video on some of the open clusters to view in Perseus.

Monday, Oct 7

Tuesday, Oct 8

Wednesday, Oct 9:

  • Algol at minimum (2:46 UTC)
  • Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation

Thursday, Oct 10:

  • Mercury is 5 degrees south of Saturn (western/evening sky - difficult to see due to low ecliptic)

Friday, Oct 11:

Saturday, Oct 12

  • Double shadow transit on Jupiter occurs at 03:25 UTC
  • TRIPLE SHADOW TRANSIT on Jupiter occurs at 04:33 UTC
  • Moon occults 3-rd magnitude star Dabih (North American observers (20:14 Chicago-area time)

Sunday Oct 13:

Not sure how to convert the Universal Times to your local time zone? For U.S. observers, click here. For other visitors, check this site.

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