(52° from Sun, morning sky) at 11h UT. Occultation visible from
USA and Mexico.
of Regulus (IOTA)
(28° from Sun, morning sky) at 11h UT. Mag. 1.8.
(20° from Sun, morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. −3.9.
at 17h UT. Mag. 5.7.
at 19:12 UT. Start of lunation 1173.
peaks. Arises from the debris field of Comet Halley. Active from
October 2 to November 7. Produces very fast (66 km/sec),
generally faint meteors (20 per hour). Radiant located near
Orion's club asterism. Observe after midnight on night of 21/22.
Shower Calendar (IMO)
(evening sky) at 8h UT.
(evening sky) at 12h UT. Mag. 0.5.
(farthest from Earth) at 2h UT (distance 405,154 km; angular
with the Sun at 18h UT. Passes into the morning sky (not
at 22:22 UT.
(124° from Sun, evening sky) at 21h UT. Mag. 7.8. Occultation
visible from southern Africa.
of Neptune (IOTA)
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)