Today’s Astronomical Events – September 22nd, 2014

Mercury

Mercury may be briefly visible in the evening sky for observers near the equator, but for many, the planet is lost in the twilight.

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

02:39 UT – Pluto is stationary prior to resuming prograde motion. (Magnitude 14.1, Sagittarius, evening sky.)

Mercury increases its apparent diameter to 7.0”. (58% illuminated, magnitude -0.1, Virgo, evening 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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