Today’s Astronomical Events – September 1st, 2014

The waxing crescent Moon appears close to Mars, Saturn and the orange giant star Antares in Scorpius. (Evening sky.)

Image Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

02:12 UT – The waxing crescent Moon appears close to Mars. (Mars: magnitude 0.6, apparent diameter 6.8”, Libra, evening sky.)

The Alpha Aurigid meteor shower peaks tonight with a maximum zenith hourly rate of 6.

 

All times are in Universal Time (UTC). To convert the time to your timezone, click here. The image above represents the view from New York City. Other locations within North America and the United Kingdom should see a similar scene.

 

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