Today’s Astronomical Events – December 17th, 2014

Saturn continues to emerge from out of the Sun’s glare and into the early morning twilight. Can you catch it in the pre-dawn south-eastern sky?

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

The Monocerotid meteor shower comes to an end (Maximum Zenith Hourly Rate: 2)

The Geminid meteor shower comes to an end (Maximum Zenith Hourly Rate: 120)

The Ursid meteor shower begins (Maximum Zenith Hourly Rate: 10)

 

 

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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