Today’s Astronomical Events – October 19th, 2014

The waning crescent Moon appears close to Jupiter and Regulus 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.

 

 

00:25 UT – The waning crescent Moon is south of Regulus. (Leo, pre-dawn sky.)

Neptune fades to magnitude 7.9. (Diameter 2.3”, Aquarius, evening sky.)

The Leo Minorid meteor shower begins today. (Maximum zenith hourly rate: 2)

 

 

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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