Today’s Astronomical Events – October 24th, 2014

The Leo Minorid meteor shower reaches its peak; however, although the Moon is new, there will be few meteors to see as the shower only has a maximum zenith hourly rate of two.

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

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

Mercury brightens to magnitude 1.0. (19% illuminated, apparent diameter 8.6”, Virgo, not visible.)

The Leo Minorid meteor shower reaches its peak. (Zenith hourly rate: 2. Moon: just past new.)

 

 

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.

 

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