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USPS Star Calendar for 2-8 October 25 September 2011

Posted by amedalen in October 2011.
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3 Oct    The moon is above the dome of Sagittarius this evening. Altair is 3.5 fist-widths above or to the upper left of the moon.

4 Oct    On this day in 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite. First-quarter moon at 0315 UT (last night in the U.S.)

5 Oct    Altair is 2.5 fist-widths to the moon’s upper right tonight.

7 Oct    The waxing gibbous moon rises 2 hours before sunset. Later tonight, magnitude 0.9 Altair is 3.5 fist-widths to the moon’s upper right and magnitude 1.3 Fomalhaut is near the horizon 2.5 fist-widths below the moon.

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