October 2018

Here are the days of the Chol Q’ij mapped on to the Gregorian month of October 2018.

As the darker nights begin to arrive, we are treated to a greater number of celestial events. During this time we will have the both the Draconid meteor shower on the 7th, and Orionid meteor shower, one of the most spectacular I have ever personally observed, on 21st/22nd.  However, this year the nearly full moon may mean that the Orionids are less intense.

Venus disappears from the evening sky on the 31st, 12 Ajpu, and takes its 8 day journey through the underworld (inferior conjunction) to be reborn as the morning star in November.