Today’s Astronomical Events – October 7th, 2014

Uranus reaches opposition tomorrow but is brightest and closest to Earth today. It can be found in the constellation Pisces, close to the almost full Moon (which will, unfortunately, make it difficult to see the nearby faint stars.)

The images above depict the sky just before midnight. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

04:11 UT – Uranus is at perigee. Distance to Earth: 19.01 AUs. (Magnitude 5.7, diameter 3.7″, Pisces, visible all night.)

09:59 UT – Uranus reaches its maximum brightness. (Diameter 3.7″, Pisces, visible all night.)

 

 

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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