Today’s Astronomical Events – December 19th, 2014

The waning crescent Moon approaches Saturn in the early morning sky. The pair will be at their closest tomorrow morning.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



21:03 UT – The waning crescent Moon is north of Saturn. (Saturn: magnitude 0.5, apparent diameter 15.3”. Libra, pre-dawn sky.)

Uranus decreases in apparent diameter to 3.5”. (Magnitude 5.8, Pisces, 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).

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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