Today’s Astronomical Events – November 22nd, 2014

The Alpha Monocerotid meteors reach their peak tonight and can be best seen in the early pre-dawn hours. The Leonids are also active; their radiant is just to the east of Jupiter.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

03:50 UT – The almost-new Moon is north of Saturn. (Saturn: Magnitude: 0.5, apparent diameter 15.1”. Libra, not visible.)

12:33 UT – New Moon. (Libra, not visible.)

Venus leaves Scorpius and enters Ophiuchus. (99% illuminated, magnitude -3.9, apparent diameter 9.8”. Scorpius, not visible.)

The Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower reaches its maximum. (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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