Today’s Astronomical Events – September 25th, 2014

Mars is best seen in Australia where not only the red planet is prominently visible, but also Saturn and Mercury too. Observers in the United Kingdom may be able to glimpse Mars close to the south-western horizon whereas North American astronomers should be able to see the planet for several hours after sunset.

These images depict the sky at approximately 8:00 p.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

Mars leaves Scorpius and enters Ophiuchus. (88% illuminated, magnitude 0.8, diameter 6.2”, 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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