Today’s Astronomical Events – December 29th, 2014

Observers in Australia will get a good opportunity to find Uranus near the Moon. By the time evening comes in the northern hemisphere, the Moon has already passed the planet. (Binoculars or a telescope are required.)

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

05:23 UT – The just-past First Quarter moon is north of Uranus. (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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