Today’s Astronomical Events – November 15th, 2014

The just-past last quarter Moon appears close to both Regulus and Jupiter in the pre-dawn sky.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



11:57 UT – The just-past last quarter Moon is south of Regulus. (Leo, pre-dawn sky.)

Dwarf planet Ceres leaves Scorpius and enters Ophiuchus. (Magnitude: 8.6, not visible.)

The Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower begins today. (Peak Zenith Hourly Rate: Variable)



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).

The Amateur Astronomer’s Notebook allows astronomers to log 150 observing sessions and includes an appendix of hundreds of suggested deep sky objects.

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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