Today’s Astronomical Events – September 29th, 2014

The waxing crescent Moon appears close to Antares and Mars in the evening sky. Saturn is also visible (although quite low in the west-southwest for the United Kingdom) and Australian observers are lucky to still clearly see Mercury.

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

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

13:03 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes north of Antares. (Ophiuchus, evening sky.)

17:55 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes north of Mars. (89% illuminated, magnitude 0.8, diameter 6.1”, Ophiuchus, 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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