Jupiter and Saturn
remain the dominant drawing card in low southwestern skies on crisp, clear nights in October. The Moon returns to share that same October sky from Thursday the 3rd through Saturday the 5th.
 
New Moon: Sunday, October 27th
 
First Quarter: Thursday, October, 5th
 
Full Moon: Saturday, October 13th
 
Last Quarter: Saturday, October 21st


Orionid Meteor Shower

On the night of October 21st/22nd (Monday/Tuesday), needle-like Orion meteors flash into maximum view. Gaze due south in dark, predawn skies at the familiar pattern of Orion's stars.
Occasional metors, one every 3 mintues approximately, make an uplifting, wondrous sight. Waning Moonlight may interfere with best visibility.