October Moon & Planet data for 2015


The following table lists various solar system object events during October. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

October 2 Aldebaran 0.6 degrees south of the Moon Occn
October 4 Moon northern most declination (18.1 degrees)
Moon last quarter
October 8 Venus 2.5 degrees south of Regulus
Regulus 3.2 degrees north of the Moon
Venus 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
Mercury stationary
October 9 Mars 3.3 degrees north of the Moon
Jupiter 2.6 degrees north of the Moon
October 11 Mercury 0.9 degrees north of the Moon Occn
Moon at apogee
October 12 Uranus at opposition
October 13 Moon new
Spica 4.1 degrees south of the Moon
October 16 Mercury greatest elong W(18)
Saturn 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
October 17 Mars 0.4 degrees north of Jupiter
October 18 Moon southern most declination (-18.2 degrees)
October 19 Pluto 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
October 20 Moon first quarter
October 23 Neptune 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
October 25 Venus 1.0 degrees south of Jupiter
October 26 Venus greatest elong W(46)
Uranus 0.9 degrees north of the Moon Occn
Moon at perigee
October 27 Moon full
October 29 Mercury 3.8 degrees north of Spica
Aldebaran 0.6 degrees south of the Moon Occn
October 31 Moon northern most declination (18.3 degrees)
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth