Today’s Astronomical Events – September 19th, 2014

The waning crescent Moon passes close to M44, the Praesepe open cluster in Cancer. For Australian observers, the Moon will appear closest in the pre-dawn sky of the 20th. M44 may be visible to naked eye observers under clear dark skies; using binoculars will help.

These images depict the sky at approximately 5 a.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

21:02 UT – The waning crescent Moon passes south of M44, the Praesepe open star cluster. (Cancer, pre-dawn sky.)

 

 

Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.

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

 

Learn more about every upcoming astronomical event in 2015 An Astronomical Year and The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019).

 

 

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