October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.
October begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Libra and ends in the sign of Scorpio. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Virgo and ends in the constellation of Libra.
The name is from the Latin "octo" for "eight". October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period (summer in the southern hemisphere) was divided between January and February.
In the old Japanese calendar, the month is called Kan'na dzuki (神無月).
Events in October
- October begins on the same day of the week as January in common years, but no other month begins on the same day of the week as October in leap years.
- October is also the name of an album by U2 .
- The signs of the zodiac within the month of October are Libra and Scorpio.