Today’s Astronomical Events – October 1st, 2014

The Moon reaches First Quarter in Sagittarius and is moving further away from Antares and Mars with each passing night.

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

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



19:33 UT – First Quarter Moon. (Sagittarius, evening sky.)

Mercury fades to magnitude 0.5. (38% illuminated, diameter 8.2”, 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 (Kindle eBook) and The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) (Kindle eBook) and The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) (Paperback Edition).


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