Today’s Astronomical Events – October 2nd, 2014

The just-past first quarter Moon passes Pluto in the evening sky. Unfortunately, you’ll need a large telescope to see that tiny world but the Moon is very easily visible until at least midnight.

The images above depict the sky at 9 p.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

01:27 UT – The just-past first quarter Moon appears north of Pluto. (Pluto: magnitude 14.1. Sagittarius, evening sky.)

The Orionid meteor shower begins. (Maximum zenith hourly rate: 25)

 

 

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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