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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for October 2017:

Phenomena October

Day (UT)Time (UT)Event
305:56Venus at perihelion 0.718 AU (approx. 107 million kilometres or 66.7 million miles) from the Sun.
312:15Neptune (mag. 7.8) 0.7 degrees north of the Moon.
513:27Mars (mag. 1.8) 0.2 degrees south of Venus (mag. -3.9).
518:41Full moon.
616:26Uranus (mag. 5.7) 4.2 degrees north of the Moon.
722:28Mars (mag. 1.8) is at aphelion 1.666 AU (approx. 249.2 million km or 154.9 million miles) from the Sun.
805:14Mercury at superior conjunction.
906:03Moon at perigee approx. 366,857 kilometres or 227,954 miles from Earth.
918:31Moon 0.6 degrees north of Aldebaran.
1212:26Last quarter moon.
1222:14Moon 9.2 degrees south of Pollux (mag. +1.1).
1302:29Mercury (mag. -1.3) 2.9 degrees north of Spica (mag. +1.0).
1511:19Moon 0.2 degrees north of Regulus (mag. +1.4), occultation visible from USA and Mexico
1611:39Dwarf planet Eris (mag 18.7) is at opposition in Cetus
1710:05Mars (mag. 1.8) 1.8 degrees south of the Moon.
1800:21Venus (mag. -3.9) 2 degrees south of the Moon.
1909:38Moon 6.9 degrees north of Spica (mag. +1.0).
1917:34Uranus (mag. 5.7) at opposition 18.915 AU (approx. 2829.6 million kilometres or 1758.3 million miles) from Earth.
1919:13New moon.
2100:00Orionids meteor shower peaks ZHR = 25 (can vary between 20 and 70)
2304:57Moon 9.5 degrees north of Antares.
2411:36Saturn (mag. 0.6) 3.3 degrees south of the Moon.
2502:31Moon at apogee approx. 405,150 kilometres or 251,748 miles from Earth.
2705:26Jupiter at solar conjunction.
2722:23First quarter moon.
2912:16Mercury at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million km or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun.
3020:56Neptune (mag. 7.8) 0.9 degrees north of the Moon.