Today’s Astronomical Events – October 10th, 2014

Jupiter is brightening in the pre-dawn sky as it moves slowly through Cancer.

The images above depict the sky at 4 a.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



The Delta Aurigid meteor shower starts. Peak zenith hourly rate: 2. (Moon phase: just past full.)

The Dracond meteor shower ends. Peak zenith hourly rate: Variable. (Moon phase: just past full.)

The Southern Taurid meteor shower peaks. Peak zenith hourly rate: 5. (Moon phase: just past full.)

Mercury fades to magnitude 2.0. (11% illuminated, apparent diameter 9.7″, Virgo, not visible.)

Jupiter brightens to magnitude -2.0. (Apparent diameter 34.4″, Cancer, pre-dawn 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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