Today’s Astronomical Events – September 28th, 2014

The waxing crescent Moon appears close to Saturn in the evening sky for observers in Australia. For observers in the United Kingdom and North America, the Moon will appear approximately midway between Saturn and Mars.

The images above depict the sky at 8 p.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

01:09 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes north of dwarf planet Ceres. An occultation may be visible from some parts of the world. (Ceres: Magnitude 8.6, Libra, evening sky.)

03:54 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes north of Saturn. (Saturn: Magnitude 0.6, diameter 15.6”, Libra, evening sky.)

14:54 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes north of asteroid 4 Vesta. (Vesta: Magnitude 7.4, Libra, 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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