Today’s Astronomical Events – September 21st, 2014

The waning crescent Moon passes close to the star Regulus in the constellation Leo.

These images depict the sky at approximately 5:30 a.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

19:54 UT – The waning crescent Moon passes south of Regulus. (Leo, pre-dawn sky.)

22:05 UT – Mercury is at Greatest Eastern Elongation. (58% illuminated, magnitude 0.1, diameter 6.8”, Virgo, evening sky.)

The Epsilon Perseid meteor shower ends tonight. (Zenith Hourly Rate: 5)

 

 

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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