Milton Keynes Astronomical Society

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Church Green Road,
Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ.

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Next meeting 8:00pm on Friday October 17th, Astromeet

All our meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.

October Observations:

Five-day weather outlook for local observers
Tuesday 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Wednesday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Thursday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Friday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Saturday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence, generated by the Met. Office on Tue 21st October at 11:00

Cloud cover forecast from
 Don't forget - the clocks go back on Saturday night

The Sun
Lasco C3 EIT 195 Magnetogram
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  The Moon
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Mercury : A good opportunity in the last week of October, with the ecliptic climbing steeply Mercury gets good separation from the Sun before dawn.

Venus : Venus is currently appearing as the Morning Star. Also not very high and not rising much before the Sun.

Mars : Mars fading and shrinking now and sinking in the southwest as it gets dark, despite that more or less holding position relative to the Sun.

Jupiter : Very bright as usual and visible before sunrise and heading from Cancer towards Leo.

Saturn : Saturn came to opposition on May 10th so its coming to end of its display for now, passing round the Sun and re-appearing in December

Uranus : Uranus comes to opposition on Oct 7th

Neptune : Neptune rises about an hour ahead of Uranus in Aquarius.

Meteors : The Orionids are due to peak on the morning of Oct 21st, when the Moon will be well out of the way

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