Today’s Astronomical Events – September 8th, 2014

The almost full Moon is at it’s closest to Earth and passes Neptune while moving through Aquarius.

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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

03:41 UT – The almost full Moon is at perigee. Distance to Earth: 358,495 km. (Aquarius, all night.)

11:40 UT – The almost full Moon passes north of Neptune. (Magnitude 7.8, diameter 2.3”, Aquarius, evening sky.)

Dwarf planet Ceres fades to magnitude 8.5. (Libra, evening sky.)

Asteroid 3 Juno leaves Monoceros and returns to Gemini. (Magnitude 9.2, pre-dawn sky.)

 

 

Events in bold involve objects that are easily visible with the naked eye.

All times are in Universal Time (UTC). To convert the time to your timezone, click here.

 

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