Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory
- In the Sky for October 2018 -

Source: EVAC October Newsletter

The Moon & Planets: 

Evening Planets (after sunset): 

  • Mercury, SW
  • Venus, SW
  • Jupiter, SW
  • Saturn, SW
  • Mars, S
  • Neptune, SE
  • Uranus, E

Morning Planets (before sunrise): 

  • Uranus, W

Phases of the Moon: 

Phase Date Time Current Moon Info
Last Quarter Moon October 2 02:45 MT

New Moon October 8 20:47 MT
First Quarter Moon October 16 11:02 MT
Full Moon October 24 09:45 MT
Last Quarter Moon October 31 9:40 MT


The comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner may attain magnitude 7, making it a fine telescopic object.


The Orionid meteor shower peaks on October 21. After the Moon sets, you may see up to 20 meteors per hour.