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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for October 2012:

Phenomena October 2012

DateEvent
October 01Mercury mag -0.4 passes 1.8 degree north of Spica mag 1.0 (2 UT)
October 03Venus mag -4.1 passes 0.1 degree south of Regulus mag 1.4 (8 UT)
October 04Jupiter mag -2.5 is stationary (14 UT)
October 05Asteroid (60) Echo mag 10.7 is at opposition in Pisces
October 05Moon is at apogee 405,162km (0:44 UT)
October 05Moon passes 0.9 degrees south of Jupiter mag -2.6, occultation is visible from southern Australia and southern Ocean (21 UT)
October 06Asteroid (532) Herculina mag 10.6 is at opposition in Cetus
October 06Mercury mag -0.3 passes 3 degrees south of Saturn mag 0.8 (7 UT)
October 07Moon passes 0.9 degrees south of minor planet Ceres mag 8.4, occultation is visible from southern tip of Africa and southern Atlantic Ocean (5 UT)
October 08Mercury mag -0.2 is at aphelion distance 0.4667 AU (approx. 69.8173 million km or 43.3825 million mi) from the Sun (3 UT)
October 08Last quarter Moon (7:33 UT)
October 11Asteroid (85) Io mag 10.2 is at opposition in Pisces
October 12Moon passes 6 degrees south of Venus mag -4.1 (19 UT)
October 15New Moon (12:03 UT)
October 15Dwarf planet Eris mag 18.7 is at opposition in Cetus distance 95.5 AU from the Sun
October 16Moon passes 5 degrees south of Saturn mag 0.8 (5 UT)
October 17Moon is at perigee 360,671km (1:02 UT)
October 17Moon passes 1.3 degrees north of Mercury mag -0.2 (2 UT)
October 18Moon passes 2 degrees north of Mars mag 1.2 (13 UT)
October 20Orionids meteor shower peaks (ZHR = 25)
October 20Mars mag 1.2 passes 4 degrees north of Antares mag 1.0 (6 UT)
October 21Asteroid (4) Vesta mag 7.4 is stationary (7 UT)
October 22First quarter Moon (3:32 UT)
October 24Moon passes 6 degrees north of Neptune mag 7.8 (16 UT)
October 25Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun (9 UT)
October 25Asteroid (4) Vesta mag 7.4 is stationary (7 UT)
October 26Mercury mag -0.2 is at greatest elongation east 24 degrees (22 UT)
October 27Moon passes 5 degrees north of Uranus mag 5.7 (10 UT)
October 29Full Moon (19:49 UT)
October 31Venus mag -4.0 is at perihelion distance 0.718424 AU (approx. 107.475 million km or 66.7817 million mi) from the Sun (21 UT)
October 31Dwarf planet Ceres mag 7.2 is stationary (20 UT)