The hours of daylight continue to slip. The daylight shrinks by 81 minutes in the Chicago area and the mid-northern latitudes during the month. By month’s end the sun is in the sky for 10 hours, 24 minutes. During October, the sun is in the sky 25% less time than it was during June, even though October has one additional day.
|Last Quarter||10/04/15 (4:06 p.m.)||11:02 p.m. (10/03/15)||1:47 p.m|
|New Moon||10/12/15 (7:06 p.m.)||6:33 a.m.||6:16 p.m.|
|First Quarter||10/20/15 (3:31 p.m.)||1:45 p.m.||12:09 a.m. (10/21/15)|
|Full Moon||10/27/15 (7:05 a.m.)||5:41 p.m. (10/26/15)||7:15 a.m.|
|Times are Central Daylight Time for Chicago, Illinois, from US Naval Observatory calculations. (For mjb)|
Moon With Planets
On the mornings of October 8 and October 9, the waning crescent moon appears near the Venus, Jupiter, and Mars.
For more information about the planets in the morning sky:
A Sky Full of Planets in the Morning Sky in 2015
Venus as a Morning Star, 2015-2016
A few evenings after the new moon, it appears near Saturn on the evening of October 16.