Today’s Astronomical Events – October 12th, 2014

The waning gibbous Moon passes north of Aldebaran in the pre-dawn sky.

The images above depict the sky at 5 a.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

The waning gibbous Moon passes north of Aldebaran. (Taurus, pre-dawn sky.)

The Delta Aurigid meteor shower reaches its maximum. (Maximum zenith hourly rate: 2)

Mercury increases its apparent diameter to 10.0” (6% illuminated, magnitude 2.9, Virgo, not visible.)

Asteroid 4 Vesta fades to magnitude 7.5. (Scorpius, 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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