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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for October 2016:

Phenomena October

DayEvent
1New Moon (0:12 UT)
3Moon passes 5 degrees north of Venus mag -3.9 (17 UT)
4Moon is at apogee 406,096 km or 252,336 miles from Earth (11:13 UT)
6Moon passes 10 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (2 UT)
6Moon passes 4 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.6 (8 UT)
7Draconids meteor shower peaks (ZHR low but can outburst)
8Moon passes 7 degrees north of Mars mag -0.1 (12 UT)
9First quarter Moon (4:33 UT)
11Mercury mag -1.1 passes 0.9 degrees north of Jupiter mag -1.7 (12 UT)
13Moon passes 1.2 degrees north of Neptune mag +7.8, occultation is visible from northwest Canada, eastern Russia (6:01 UT)
15Uranus mag +5.7 is at opposition in Pisces approx. 18.951 AU (approx. 2835 million km or 1762 million miles) from the Earth (11 UT)
16Moon passes 3 degrees south of Uranus mag +5.7 (2 UT)
16Dwarf planet Eris mag +18.7 is at opposition in Cetus
16Full Moon (4:24 UT)
16Moon is at perigee 357,860 km or 222,364 miles from Earth (23:41 UT)
19Moon passes 0.3 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9, occultation is visible from eastern USA, south Europe (6:41 UT)
21Dwarf planet Ceres mag +7.4 is at opposition in Cetus at 1.90 AU (approx. 284.2 million kms or 176.6 million miles) from Earth (5 UT)
21Orionids meteor shower peaks ZHR = 25 (can vary between 20 and 70)
22Moon passes 11 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (11 UT)
22Last quarter Moon (19:14 UT)
23Asteroid (18) Melpomene mag +8.0 is at opposition in Cetus
25Moon passes 2 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4 (4 UT)
26Venus mag -4.0 passes 3 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (4 UT)
27Mercury is at superior conjunction (9 UT)
28Moon passes 1.4 degrees north of Jupiter mag -1.7 (10 UT)
29Moon passes 6 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (10 UT)
29Mars is at perihelion distance 1.381 AU (approx. 206.6 million km or 128.4 million miles) from the Sun (13 UT)
30Venus mag -4.0 passes 3 degrees south of Saturn mag +0.6 (9 UT)
30New Moon (17:39 UT)
31Venus is at aphelion 0.728 AU (approx. 109 million kms or 67.7 million miles) from the Sun (9 UT)
31Moon is at apogee 406,661 km or 252,687 miles from Earth (19:45 UT)