Today’s Astronomical Events – October 15th, 2014

The last quarter Moon passes through Gemini as Jupiter rises between Cancer and Leo.

The images depict the sky at 2 a.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

06:36 UT – Mercury is at perigee. Distance to Earth: 0.663 AU  (1% illuminated, magnitude 4.5, Virgo, not visible.)

19:13 UT – Last Quarter Moon. (Gemini, 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).

Details of all available books across the world can be found here or by visiting the author’s page on Amazon.

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