Today’s Astronomical Events – November 23rd, 2014

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The just-past new Moon, Venus, Saturn and Mercury continue to cluster about the Sun today but are still too close to be visible.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

00:50 UT – The just-past new Moon is north of Venus. (Venus: 99% illuminated, magnitude -3.9, apparent diameter 9.8”. Scorpius, not visible.)

02:23 UT – The just-past new Moon is north of Antares. (Moon: Ophiuchus, not visible.)

04:45 UT – The just-past new Moon is north of dwarf planet Ceres. (Ceres: magnitude 8.6. Ophiuchus, not visible.)

The Sun leaves Libra and enters Scorpius.

 

 

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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