Today’s Astronomical Events – October 28th, 2014

The waxing crescent Moon appears close to Mars in the evening sky tonight. Observers in Australia will have the best view, but the pair should be easily visible elsewhere too.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



11:12 UT – The waxing crescent Moon is north of Mars. (Mars: 90% illuminated, apparent diameter 5.6”. Sagittarius, evening sky.)

Saturn brightens slightly to magnitude 0.5. (Apparent diameter 15.2”. Libra, evening sky.)



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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