Today’s Astronomical Events – October 20th, 2014

This morning presents a good opportunity to see Earthshine on the waning crescent moon. Earthshine occurs when light from the Earth is reflected back on the dark side of the Moon’s surface. This allows observers to see the whole of the Moon in the sky.

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

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

Good opportunity to see Earthshine on the waning crescent Moon.

The Northern Taurid meteor shower begins today. (Maximum zenith hourly rate: 5)

 

 

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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