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Oct
30
Fri
Moon at Apogee (11:46 MST).
Oct 30 all-day
Venus at Perihelion.
Oct 30 all-day
Oct
31
Sat
Full Moon (07:49 MST), a Blue Moon.
Oct 31 all-day

Full Moon. Rises at sunset, high in the sky around midnight. Visible all night.

Moon overview on solarsystem.nasa.gov

Halloween, cross quarter day.
Oct 31 all-day
Uranus at Opposition.
Oct 31 all-day
Nov
1
Sun
All Saints.
Nov 1 all-day
Daylight Saving Time ends.
Nov 1 all-day
Mercury at Perihelion.
Nov 1 all-day
Nov
2
Mon
All the Faithful Departed.
Nov 2 all-day
Nov
4
Wed
S. Taurid Meteor Shower.
Nov 4 all-day

S. Taurid Meteor Shower

Next period of activity: September 10th, 2020 to November 20th, 2020

Peak: Nov. 3-4, 2020 – the moon will be 48% illuminated.

The Southern Taurids are a long-lasting shower that reaches a barely noticeable maximum on October 9 or 10. The shower is active for more than two months but rarely produces more than five shower members per hour, even at maximum activity. The Taurids (both branches) are rich in fireballs and are often responsible for increased number of fireball reports from September through November.

Shower details – Radiant: 02:08 +8.7° – ZHR: 5 – Velocity: 17 miles/sec (slow – 28km/sec) – Parent Object: 2P/Encke

Data from the American Meteor Society.

Interactive animation from MeteorShowers.org.