Today’s Astronomical Events – October 18th, 2014

The waning crescent Moon appears close to Jupiter in the pre-dawn sky.

The images depict the sky at 5:00 a.m. local time.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



01:35 UT – The waning crescent Moon is south of Jupiter. (Magnitude -2.0, diameter 35”, Leo, pre-dawn sky.)

The Delta Aurigid meteor shower comes to an end. (Maximum zenith hourly rate: 2)

The Epsilon Geminid meteor shower peaks today. (Maximum zenith hourly rate: 3)



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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