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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for October 2018:

Day (UT)Time (UT)Event
209:46Last quarter moon.
312:27Moon 7.6 degrees south of Pollux (mag. +1.1).
504:13Venus (mag. -4.7) begins retrograde motion.
522:19Moon at perigee approx. 366,395 kilometres or 227,667 miles from the Earth.
522:22Moon 1.9 degrees north of Regulus (mag. +1.4).
903:47New moon.
1014:48Venus (mag. -4.6) 13.2 degrees south of Moon.
1121:20Jupiter (mag. -1.8) 4.1 degrees south of Moon.
1302:06Moon 8.7 degrees north of Antares (mag. +1.0).
1415:15Mercury (mag. -0.3) 6.8 degrees north of Venus (mag. -4.5).
1502:46Saturn (mag. +0.6) 1.8 degrees south of Moon.
1514:50Vesta (mag. +7.6) 4.6 degrees south of Moon.
1607:22Mars (mag. -1.0) southern solstice.
1609:20Mercury (mag. -0.3) is at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million kilometres or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun.
1618:02First quarter moon.
1719:14Moon at apogee approx. 404,225 kilometres or 251,173 miles from the Earth.
1813:02Mars (mag. -0.9) 1.9 degrees south of Moon.
2022:14Neptune (mag. +7.8) 2.5 degrees north of Moon.
2400:46Uranus (mag. +5.7) at opposition 18.875 AU (approx. 2823.7 million kilometres or 1754.5 million miles) from the Earth.
2412:32Uranus (mag. +5.7) 4.7 degrees north of Moon.
2416:46Full moon.
2100:00Orionids meteor shower peaks ZHR = 25 (can vary between 20 and 70)
2502:07Venus at inferior conjunction.
2713:32Moon 1.6 degrees north of Aldebaran (mag. +0.9).
3003:46Mercury (mag. -0.2) 3.3 degrees south of Jupiter (mag. -1.7).
3017:48Moon 7.3 degrees south of Pollux (mag. +1.1).
3116:41Last quarter moon.
3120:23Moon at perigee approx. 370,200 kilometres or 230,032 miles from the Earth.