4 Astronomical Phenomena That Happened in the First Week of October 2021

JAKARTA – Entering October 2021, there are several recorded astronomical phenomenon which will happen in the first week.

From October 1 to 8, 2021, according to the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), four astronomical phenomena will occur. Anything? Quoted from LAPAN’s Instagram upload, Tuesday (4/10/2021), the following is complete.

1. Aphelion Venus

Aphelion Venus occurs every 225 days on average or in five years occurs eight times. Aphelion Venus this time will occur on October 3, 2021 at 11.07 WIB and can be seen with the naked eye.

2. New Moon Phase

The new moon phase this time will occur on October 6 at 18.05 WIB / 19.50 WITA / 20.05 WIT and can only be witnessed at dawn with assistive devices.

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3. Martian Conjunctions

The peak of the Martian conjunction will occur on October 8, 2021, to be exact at 11.29 WIB. However, this phenomenon cannot be witnessed with any optical instrument.

4. The Draconid Meteor Shower Peak

The draconid meteor shower has been active from October 6 to 10. But the peak will occur on October 8 at 16.00 WIB / 17.00 WITA / 18.00 WIT and can be witnessed with ordinary eyes.

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