Astronomy Picture of the Day

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2021 October 23

3D Bennu

Image Credit: NASAGSFCU. Arizona – Stereo Image Copyright: Patrick Vantuyne

Explanation: Put on your red/blue glasses and float next to asteroid 101955 Bennu. Shaped like a spinning toy top with boulders littering its rough surface, the tiny Solar System world is about one Empire State Building (less than 500 meters) across. Frames used to construct this 3D anaglyph were taken by PolyCam on the OSIRIS_REx spacecraft on December 3, 2018 from a distance of about 80 kilometers. With a sample from the asteroid’s rocky surface on board, OSIRIS_REx departed Bennu’s vicinity this May and is now enroute to planet Earth. The robotic spacecraft is scheduled to return the sample to Earth in September 2023.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

From NASA – Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive

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2021 October 21

SH2-308: The Dolphin-Head Nebula

Image Credit & Copyright: Nik Szymanek

Explanation: Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless 2-308 it lies some 5,000 light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon. That corresponds to a diameter of 60 light-years at its estimated distance. The massive star that created the bubble, a Wolf-Rayet star, is the bright one near the center of the nebula. Wolf-Rayet stars have over 20 times the mass of the Sun and are thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova phase of massive star evolution. Fast winds from this Wolf-Rayet star create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of evolution. The windblown nebula has an age of about 70,000 years. Relatively faint emission captured by narrowband filters in the deep image is dominated by the glow of ionized oxygen atoms mapped to a blue hue. Presenting a mostly harmless outline, SH2-308 is also known as The Dolphin-head Nebula.

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2021 October 17

The Einstein Cross Gravitational Lens

Image Credit & LicenseJ. Rhoads (Arizona State U.) et al., WIYNAURANOIRLabNSFExplanation: Most galaxies have a single nucleus — does this galaxy have four? The strange answer leads astronomers to conclude that the nucleus of the surrounding galaxy is not even visible in this image. The central cloverleaf is rather light emitted from a background quasar. The gravitational field of the visible foreground galaxy breaks light from this distant quasar into four distinct images. The quasar must be properly aligned behind the center of a massive galaxy for a mirage like this to be evident. The general effect is known as gravitational lensing, and this specific case is known as the Einstein Cross. Stranger still, the images of the Einstein Cross vary in relative brightness, enhanced occasionally by the additional gravitational microlensing effect of specific stars in the foreground galaxy.

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NGC 289: Swirl in the Southern Sky

Image Credit & Copyright: Mike SelbyExplanation: About 70 million light-years distant, gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 289 is larger than our own Milky Way. Seen nearly face-on, its bright core and colorful central disk give way to remarkably faint, bluish spiral arms. The extensive arms sweep well over 100 thousand light-years from the galaxy’s center. At the lower right in this sharp, telescopic galaxy portrait the main spiral arm seems to encounter a small, fuzzy elliptical companion galaxy interacting with enormous NGC 289. Of course spiky stars are in the foreground of the scene. They lie within the Milky Way toward the southern constellation Sculptor.

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NGC 7293: The Helix Nebula

Image Credit & Copyright: Ignacio Diaz BobilloExplanation: A mere seven hundred light years from Earth, toward the constellation Aquarius, a sun-like star is dying. Its last few thousand years have produced the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293), a well studied and nearby example of a Planetary Nebula, typical of this final phase of stellar evolution. A total of 90 hours of exposure time have gone in to creating this expansive view of the nebula. Combining narrow band image data from emission lines of hydrogen atoms in red and oxygen atoms in blue-green hues, it shows remarkable details of the Helix’s brighter inner region about 3 light-years across. The white dot at the Helix’s center is this Planetary Nebula’s hot, central star. A simple looking nebula at first glance, the Helix is now understood to have a surprisingly complex geometry.

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NGC 7822: Cosmic Question Mark

Image Credit & Copyright: Yizhou ZhangExplanation: It may look like a huge cosmic question mark, but the big question really is how does the bright gas and dark dust tell this nebula’s history of star formation. At the edge of a giant molecular cloud toward the northern constellation Cepheus, the glowing star forming region NGC 7822 lies about 3,000 light-years away. Within the nebula, bright edges and dark shapes stand out in this colorful and detailed skyscape. The 9-panel mosaic, taken over 28 nights with a small telescope in Texas, includes data from narrowband filters, mapping emission from atomic oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur into blue, green, and red hues. The emission line and color combination has become well-known as the Hubble palette. The atomic emission is powered by energetic radiation from the central hot stars. Their powerful winds and radiation sculpt and erode the denser pillar shapes and clear out a characteristic cavity light-years across the center of the natal cloud. Stars could still be forming inside the pillars by gravitational collapse but as the pillars are eroded away, any forming stars will ultimately be cut off from their reservoir of star stuff. This field of view spans over 40 light-years across at the estimated distance of NGC 7822.

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[I cannot get the video for today to copy anywhere that I can upload it from so instead here is a link that will take you to view it) From NASA.gov – Full Moon Silhouettes

Full Moon Silhouettes
Video Credit & Copyright: Mark GeeMusic: Tenderness (Dan Phillipson)Explanation: Have you ever watched the Moon rise? The slow rise of a nearly full moon over a clear horizon can be an impressive sight. One impressive moonrise was imaged in early 2013 over Mount Victoria Lookout in WellingtonNew Zealand. With detailed planning, an industrious astrophotographer placed a camera about two kilometers away and pointed it across the lookout to where the Moon would surely soon be making its nightly debut. The featured single shot sequence is unedited and shown in real time — it is not a time lapse. People on Mount Victoria Lookout can be seen in silhouette themselves admiring the dawn of Earth’s largest satellite. Seeing a moonrise yourself is not difficult: it happens every day, although only half the time at night. Each day the Moon rises about fifty minutes later than the previous day, with a full moon always rising at sunset. This Saturday, October 16, is International Observe the Moon Night, where you observe a first-quarter Moon along with other lunar enthusiasts.

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The Double Cluster in Perseus

Image Credit & Copyright: Jack Groves

Explanation: This pretty starfield spans about three full moons (1.5 degrees) across the heroic northern constellation of Perseus. It holds the famous pair of open star clusters, h and Chi Persei. Also cataloged as NGC 869 (top) and NGC 884, both clusters are about 7,000 light-years away and contain stars much younger and hotter than the Sun. Separated by only a few hundred light-years, the clusters are both 13 million years young based on the ages of their individual stars, evidence that they were likely a product of the same star-forming region. Always a rewarding sight in binoculars, the Double Cluster is even visible to the unaided eye from dark locations. But a shroud of guitar strings was used to produce diffraction spikes on the colorful stars imaged in this

International Observe The Moon Night – Global Moon Party

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Plan Your Event and Celebrate with Us

View our recorded Event Planning Webinar, and join the virtual Global Moon Party on October 9, for resources and activities that can take your International Observe the Moon Night to the next level.

Capture the moment like a pro! Check out our Moon photography tips for cell phones, professional cameras, and more.

The Moon is Earth’s constant companion, the first skywatching target pointed out to us as children. We watch its face change as the month progresses, and see patterns and pictures in its geological features.

It’s the object in the night sky that humanity knows best ― and the one that’s easiest to study. Whether your tools are a telescope, a pair of binoculars, or just your eyes, you can find plenty of features on the Moon.

We only ever see one side of the Moon from Earth. That’s because the interplay of gravity between Earth and Moon slows the Moon into a rotation that paces its own. The Moon rotates, but it rotates at the same speed that it orbits around Earth. This keeps the same side always turned toward us. We call this being “tidally locked.

The Moon has no glow of its own, but shines with the reflected light of the Sun. During its crescent phase in the twilight or dawn, you can also sometimes see the dark portion of the Moon glowing faintly in the sunlight that reflects off Earth, an effect called earthshine.

You can look at the Moon during any of its illuminated phases, but for better viewing of craters and mountains, try phases other than the full Moon. The shadows on the surface will be more pronounced, and help distinguish features you might otherwise miss.

Eyeballing the Moon

Looking at the Moon with only your eyes, you see mostly areas of white and gray. These gray patches are solidified volcanic lava flows. In the Moon’s youth, its interior was still molten, and magma would erupt onto its surface. These dark areas formed when massive asteroid or meteorite impacts on the Moon’s surface created basins. Because the impact basins were often the lowest places on the Moon’s surface, they would begin to fill with erupting lava. The lava was similar to the basalt that erupts on Earth and, like on Earth, cooled to form a relatively dark-colored rock. We call these areas the lunar seas, or maria.

The lighter-colored areas are called the highlands, and show the earliest crust on the Moon, dominated by a type of rock called anorthosite, which is primarily made up of the white mineral anorthite or plagioclase.

What you see on the Moon with your eyes only will vary depending on your eyesight. Give yourself plenty of time for your eyes to adjust and look carefully. You may be able to see some of the larger impact craters on the Moon’s surface if your vision is sharp enough, including Copernicus, Kepler, and Aristarchus and Tycho. You may even be able to see some of the bright streaks that are ray systems emanating from the Copernicus or Tycho craters, created when material was thrown outward by the force of the original impacts.

Lunar Sightseeing

Pick up a pair of binoculars, and the Moon transforms.

With binoculars, you’ll still see the entire Moon at once, but now it’ll have terrain. Smooth-looking patterns of gray and white resolve into craters and large mountain ridges. You’ll be able to tell where the Moon is relatively undisturbed and where it’s been pockmarked by impacts. Binoculars introduce texture, especially when you look at the Moon when it’s in any other phase other than full. Focus particularly along the terminator line between light and dark, where features will cast long shadows that make them clearer. Choose binoculars with a magnification of 7 at a minimum. Though a magnification of 10 or 15 will provide more detail, you may need a tripod to steady them.

Under the gaze of a telescope, the Moon becomes too big to take in at once. Now you’ll see real mountains, and not just craters but the crater chains created when impact debris splashes around the main craters. You’ll see valleys, and the cracks in the Moon’s surface called rilles, formed when the lava that once filled a basin cooled and contracted. If this is your first time looking at the Moon through a telescope, you may feel the same wonder Galileo felt seeing that familiar orb in the sky transform into another world. Be sure to examine the Moon at many different phases and on different days. Parts of the Moon near the edge of the disk come into view at some times but not others, a wobbling phenomenon known as libration. Experienced observers can take advantage of favorable librations to see about 59 percent of the lunar surface.

Published: September 20, 2021

Take on a Moon Observing Challenge from the Astronomical League. This activity challenges you to complete each of the following tasks:

  • Do an outreach activity. This could be an International Observe the Moon Night event or any activity that encourages observing the Moon in general.
  • Observe the Moon with just your eyes. No equipment is required.
  • Estimate the Moon’s percent illumination. Not illuminated at all would be 0%, half-illuminated would be 50%, and completely illuminated would be 100%.
  • Make a sketch or capture an image of the Moon that includes at least ten of the features below. Indicate your chosen features on your sketch or image:
    • Mare Crisium
    • Mare Fecunditatis
    • Mare Frigoris
    • Mare Imbrium
    • Mare Nectaris
    • Mare Nubium
    • Mare Serenitatis
    • Mare Tranquillitatis
    • Crater Copernicus
    • Crater Tycho
    • Crater Rays from Crater Copernicus
    • The Woman in the Moon

For more information about this challenge, and to learn how to submit your sketch or image, visit the Astronomical League website.

Note: You may make your observation any time between October 15, 2021 and October 22, 2021. The deadline for submission is November 22, 2021. You do not need to be a member of the Astronomical League to participate in this challenge.

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NGC 6559: East of the Lagoon

Image Credit & Copyright: Roberto SartoriExplanation: Slide your telescope just east of the Lagoon Nebula to find this alluring field of view in the rich starfields of the constellation Sagittarius toward the central Milky Way. Of course the Lagoon nebula is also known as M8, the eighth object listed in Charles Messier’s famous catalog of bright nebulae and star clusters. Close on the sky but slightly fainter than M8, this complex of nebulae was left out of Messier’s list though. It contains obscuring dust, striking red emission and blue reflection nebulae of star-forming region NGC 6559 at right. Like M8, NGC 6559 is located about 5,000 light-years away along the edge of a large molecular cloud. At that distance, this telescopic frame nearly 3 full moons wide would span about 130 light-years.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The picture the part of the Orion Nebula known as M43 
in great detail including many find streams of dust.
Please see the explanation for more detailed information.

M43: Streams of Orion

Image Credit & Copyright: Jari SaukkonenExplanation: Where do the dark streams of dust in the Orion Nebula originate? This part of the Orion Molecular Cloud ComplexM43, is the often imaged but rarely mentioned neighbor of the more famous M42. M42, seen in part to the upper right, includes many bright stars from the Trapezium star clusterM43 is itself a star forming region that displays intricately-laced streams of dark dust — although it is really composed mostly of glowing hydrogen gas. The entire Orion field is located about 1600 light years away. Opaque to visible light, the picturesque dark dust is created in the outer atmosphere of massive cool stars and expelled by strong outer winds of protons and electrons.

 

October 5th Daily and Birthday Horoscopes

Daily Horoscope

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 4:30 AM to 9 AM EDT today (1:30 AM to 6 AM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

A discussion with a partner or close friend will be practical and productive today. You might deal with issues from the past, or you might deal with current matters. Either way, you will get things done because you are motivated, and you won’t procrastinate.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a productive day; mainly because you want to get better organized and be more efficient. Even though Mercury retrograde is creating problems with errors and delays, you can use this same energy to quickly finish whatever you have already started.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you have the focus and stamina to practice something in order to get better and better at it. This could apply to sports. It might apply to the arts, for example, playing a musical instrument or painting or singing. Use today to hone your technique.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Family discussions will be practical and productive today. Someone older and more experienced might have some useful input. They might even give you practical or financial support for a repair project. (Be grateful for every bit of help you get.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today you are in a practical frame of mind, which is why your discussions with others are more serious, perhaps dealing with practical “how to” questions. You might have excellent suggestions for someone? Possibly, someone older and more experienced has good advice for you?

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

When it comes to financial matters today, you will be practical and conservative. For example, if shopping, you will want to buy practical, long-lasting items. No matter what, you won’t be extravagant. You want to use your assets in a useful way today.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today the Sun, the Moon, Mercury retrograde and Mars are in your sign. (Yes, the entire world has a strong Libran influence.) Expect your feelings to be heightened today and more emotional. Nevertheless, things will tend to go your way. Ask the Universe for a favour!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re charming when dealing with others because fair Venus is in your sign. Nevertheless, today is an excellent day for research and digging for answers. You will be dogged and persevering and you will get results. (Good day to shop for wardrobe items for yourself.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A discussion with someone older or more experienced will be helpful today. In fact, whatever you learn might cause you to modify your future goals. Someone might look to you for leadership, especially in a group. Meanwhile, you will welcome advice wherever you get it. “Thank you!”

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A discussion with a parent or boss could be significant today. Fortunately, you will make a good impression on them. Perhaps you see ways to cut costs or do things more efficiently? Don’t hesitate to share your good ideas because people are willing to listen.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Do something different today. Shake things up a little! You want some adventure and a chance to learn something new. Ideally, this is an excellent day to travel somewhere. But if you can’t do that, then at least go someplace you’ve never been before. Discover!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a solid money day, especially with banking, taxes, debt and dealing with shared wealth or shared property. Whatever you do today, you will do with care and precision. Furthermore, you will think about the long view and not your immediate gain. (That’s because you’re in a sensible frame of mind.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Kate Winslet (1975) shares your birthday today. You are intellectual. You have a creative and imaginative mind and are precise and articulate. You have excellent people skills. You work hard and like to be busy. However, this year is a quieter year for you. You will likely focus more on your closest relationships. It’s time to take time for yourself and focus on what makes you happy.

Birthday Horoscope

Zodiac Sign Is Libra

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OCTOBER 5 birthday horoscope predicts that you may not be so willing to compromise. The zodiac sign for this October 5th birthday is Libra – The Scales. You are spiritual beings and are wise. You are responsible but like having fun. You do not like to get into unwanted fights or arguments.

The October 5th birthday personality is also a proud person who stands on his or her political beliefs. Moreover, you are a thoughtful individual who is always going out of your way to help people. You seem to have the courage of a saint.

Your friends and family are always talking about how you are there for them providing the needed support. They come to you because you are strong and seem not to be surprised at anything you tell them.

This Libra birthday person normally won’t judge people on their mistakes or shortcomings but rather encourage people and lift them up. Often, you put your family and some of your friend’s needs before your own. Although they are appreciative, you need to think of yourself more.

The October 5 horoscope predicts that you love nature and its beauty. It’s like having serenity in a bottle. You need to explore and to be free. Those birthday characteristics are what makes you a knowledgeable person in ways that most humans cannot comprehend. You are likely to be successful because of it.

Being determined and mindful of what they want out of life, this October 5 birthday personality will stay focused on their goals. Your attitude is that you don’t need anyone’s help. You can handle any situation that comes your way. About your feelings, you can sometimes be insecure, and you don’t allow yourself to be vulnerable to others.

The October 5 astrology suggests that there are chances that you like to talk and you are good at stirring up fascinating conversations. Additionally, you have a good ear. When you have the company of someone who shares the same interests, you can talk for days.

However, you are open to those with different views and opinions. As a Libra born on this zodiac birthday, you don’t make your relationship the number one priority. This could be disappointing to your partner.

On the other hand, you can be a great parent. You take with you the values that your parents treasured as you had fond memories of your childhood. The way you were raised has a great deal to do with the person you are today, and frankly, you love yourself.

As far as your health goes, people born on an October 5 birthday, are not worried about it. You have never been overweight, and chances are, you will never be. You are just too active to gain any weight to speak of.

The October 5 zodiac predicts that it doesn’t seem to matter what you eat, but you maintain a semi-healthy menu. The only problem that could be perceived is that you can’t seem to relax. You feel that if you are idle, then something is left undone. Stress is a killer. Please be advised to get regular check-ups.

You have a good instinct when it comes to choosing the right nest eggs. More so, you don’t feel it necessary to spend your money just because you have it. You know what you need to eat and what you don’t.

The October 5 astrology also suggests that your business sense could possibly lead you into careers such as public relations, or even advertising and marketing.

Due to your social contacts, this goal could be straightforward to achieve. Then again, you find social work worthwhile and motivating. Whatever you want to do, you can do it, make sure it is something you enjoy doing.

The October 5 zodiac suggests that you are especially dedicated to helping others and making a change. As you are humble, you don’t need any awards for doing so. Although you take life seriously, you like to have fun.

Typically, this Libran lives and let lives without throwing stones. However, you stay focused as you are governed by your instincts and don’t let your love life interfere with your goals. Whatever you decide to do will have a positive impact on someone’s life. But you should not make things stress you out to the point where you cannot sleep at night.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On October 5

Neil Degrasse, Grant Hill, Allen Ludden, Bernie Mac, Jesse Palmer, Parminder Nagra, Cody Zeller

See: Famous Celebrities Born On October 5

This Day That Year – October 5 In History

1875 – San Francisco’s Market Street Palace Hotel open and ready for business.
1916 – Hitler injured.
1945 – Live on the radio presents “Meet the Press.”
1954 – The eastern half of the United States is hit by Hurricane Hazel.

October 5 Tula Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
October 5 Chinese Zodiac DOG

October 5 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes the pleasures that money can buy us.

October 5 Birthday Symbols

The Scales Are The Symbol For The Libra Zodiac Sign

October 5 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hierophant. This card symbolizes conformity to the rules and regulations laid down by society. The Minor Arcana cards are Three of Swords and Queen of Swords

October 5 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This is a true case of opposites attract.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign CapricornThis relationship is not a winner and will break up in the long run.

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October 5 Lucky Number

Number 4 – This number stands for order, self-control, determination, and justice.
Number 5 – This is a number associated with non-attachment, opportunity, sympathy, and intelligence.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For October Birthday

Yellow: This is a color of communication, inquisitiveness, visibility, and self-worth.
Blue: This is a color that stands for sincerity, public speaking, reliability, and spirituality.

Lucky Days For October 5 Birthday

Sunday – This day ruled by Sun is a good day to take a look at your intentions and see where your true commitments lie in.
Wednesday – This day ruled by Mercury is symbolic of taking a look at the fine print and thinking with a rational mind.

October 5 Birthstone Opal

Opal is a gemstone that symbolizes good dreams, romance, psychic ability, and self-esteem.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On October 5th

An expensive bottle of cologne for the man and biography of her favorite hero for the woman.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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2021 October 3

The Holographic Principle and a Teapot

Image Credit: CaltechExplanation: Sure, you can see the 2D rectangle of colors, but can you see deeper? Counting color patches in the featured image, you might estimate that the most information that this 2D digital image can hold is about 60 (horizontal) x 50(vertical) x 256 (possible colors) = 768,000 bits. However, the yet-unproven Holographic Principle states that, counter-intuitively, the information in a 2D panel can include all of the information in a 3D room that can be enclosed by the panel. The principle derives from the idea that the Planck length, the length scale where quantum mechanics begins to dominate classical gravity, is one side of an area that can hold only about one bit of information. The limit was first postulated by physicist Gerard ‘t Hooft in 1993. It can arise from generalizations from seemingly distant speculation that the information held by a black hole is determined not by its enclosed volume but by the surface area of its event horizon. The term “holographic” arises from a hologram analogy where three-dimension images are created by projecting light through a flat screen. Beware, some people staring at the featured image may not think it encodes just 768,000 bits — nor even 2563,000 bit permutations — rather they might claim it encodes a three-dimensional teapot.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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2021 October 2

A Light and Dusty Night

Image Credit & Copyright: Rodrigo GuerraExplanation: Posing as a brilliant evening star, Venus lies near the western horizon in this southern hemisphere, early spring, night skyscape. To create the composite view exposures tracking the sky and fixed for the foreground were taken on September 25 from Cascavel in southern Brazil. In view after sunset, Venus appears immersed in a cone of zodiacal light, sunlight scattered from dust along the Solar System’s ecliptic plane. In fact from either hemisphere of planet Earth, zodiacal light is most visible after sunset near a spring equinox, (or before sunrise near an autumn equinox) when its luminous arc lies at steep angles to the horizon. Extending above the sunset on this night, the zodiacal light reaches toward rich starfields and immense interstellar dust clouds in the bulge of the central Milky Way. Follow along the Milky Way from the central bulge back toward the horizon and you’ll spot the closest star system to the Sun, Alpha Centauri, a mere 4.37 light-years away.

October 1st Birthday Horoscope – Zodiac Sign Is Libra

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OCTOBER 1 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a diplomatic Libra, especially during a debate. You’re creative with a lot of spirits that can’t be compromised. You are gracious in defeat and accept your mistakes.

You use this same resourceful intelligence during a disagreement. You’re the troubleshooter or peacemaker. You seek accord in group activities and are considered a leader or the one who is a dominant or key factor among everyone.

Usually, this zodiac birthday person is a calm and gracious host. You love being the center of attention. The October 1st birthday personality is sociable, and mostly, people gather around them.

However, and this is only on occasion, you tend to be impatient. Nonetheless, you can make snap decisions. You depend on your gut instinct to guide you and typically have good results.

Success-minded, you don’t mind taking the lead or being in a managerial position. Someone the October 1  Libra birthday person may think about being a freelancer or an entrepreneur in which case, you are likely to excel.

If today is your birthday, you have a way with people. They are attracted to you so; it would be straightforward for you to start your own business. However, Libra, you should display a professional attitude at all times. You are not very tolerant.

The October 1st astrology predicts that you are proud people who won’t stop to ask for directions. You’d rather take a long way around than admit you missed a couple of turns. You normally have a good head on your shoulders and want people to believe in you. You are adaptable and confident.

As your friend, this Libran will be the social expert. However, when it comes right down to it, you will only have a select few close friends. As a lover, you’ll find that a person born on October 1 is romantic, very romantic.

Being single, you are likely to be in love numerous times. You won’t have this struggle once you have decided to settle down. You know what to do to keep the fires burning.

The October 1 horoscope also predicts that as a parent, you may not be around much. Your main focus is likely to be on providing a comfortable life for your family. You will leave no stones unturned in that aspect.

Childhood memories for someone born on this birthday may have an impact on how you choose to raise your own. Although you may not be as involved physically with your offspring, you still set rules and find that there are fewer arguments between the family.

I’d like to talk about your health. Oh, don’t worry, there’s nothing for you to worry about. You have minimal problems keeping fit as you are active and follow a routine of exercising. This helps you avoid being bogged down with stress and anxiety. As long as you do things in moderation, you should be fine.

The October 1 birthday personality are people who should be employed in a career that allows them to provide assistance to others. You may even feel that your purpose is the Americorps or heading a non-profit organization to help those less privileged. This is an important career choice. You, additionally, are a generous person who would give their last dollar to someone who needed to eat.

The October 1st zodiac shows that you tend to shop! It is one of your favorite past times. Surround yourself with beautiful things and people and your world will be beautiful is what you say.

You’re a person with quite an imagination. These qualities can almost ensure you a job in retail perhaps as a buyer. Other choices are not limited to politics, business, and entertainment.

As a Libra born on October 1, you keep your mind on your money. Charming and likable, Librans born under the Scales sign are powerful people. You could be in many career fields but are likely to be in a position to help others out of poverty.

Because of this, you gain popularity but usually, have only a few close friends. You’re a proud Libra who won’t ask for help. As one of your negative birthday personality traits, you have very little patience.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On October 1

Julie Andrews, Curtis Axel, Tom Bosley, Jimmy Carter, Drew Chadwick, Walter Matthau, Randy Quaid

See: Famous Celebrities Born On October 1

This Day That Year – October 1 In History

1869 – Vienna, Austria issued the first postcards.
1893 – Mississippi placed 3rd for worst hurricane ever; 1,800 people lost their lives
1920 – The 8 hour work day proposed as a Dutch law.
1942 – First publications of “The Little Golden Books.”

October 1 Tula Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
October 1 Chinese Zodiac DOG

October 1 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is planet Venus that symbolizes the different areas in life in which you wish to be successful, spend money on and enjoy yourself.

October 1 Birthday Symbols

The Scales Are The Symbol For The Libra Zodiac Sign

October 1 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Magician. This card symbolizes that you are blessed with good powers, use it to your advantage. The Minor Arcana cards are Two of Swords and Queen of Swords

October 1 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: This will be a steady, sensual and excellent love match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign CancerThis is a relationship that will require a lot of hard work.

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October 1 Lucky Number

Number 1 – This number stands for independence, glory, success, and courage.
Number 2 – This number symbolizes compassion, harmony, flexibility, and gentleness.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For October Birthday

Orange: This color signifies rejuvenation of self, optimism, cheerfulness, and adventure.
Purple: This is a color that stands for imagination, perception, luxury, and dreams.

Lucky Days For October 1 Birthday

Sunday – This day ruled by the Sun helps you renew your faith in yourself and become a better person.
Friday – This day ruled by Venus is a great day to enjoy life with the people who make you feel good.

October 1 Birthstone Opal

Opal gemstone is known to improve your creative skills and helps reduce confusion.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On October 1st

A good bottle of liqueur for the Libra man and a beautiful painting or sculpture for the woman. The October 1 birthday horoscope predicts that you love gifts that hold some value and personality.