Mercury is creeping slowly into the morning pre-dawn twilight. Observers in the United Kingdom and North America will have the best chance of spotting this elusive world, while Australian astronomers may have to wait a little while longer to glimpse it.
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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
Mercury brightens to magnitude 0.0. (34% illuminated, apparent diameter 7.9”. Virgo, pre-dawn sky.)
The Epsilon Geminid meteor shower comes to an end. (Zenith hourly rate: 3)
The Leo Minorid meteor shower comes to an end. (Zenith hourly rate: 3)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.
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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).