Today’s Astronomical Events – January 2nd, 2015

The waxing gibbous Moon appears close to Aldebaran in Taurus this evening.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



11:04 UT – The waxing gibbous Moon passes Aldebaran. (Taurus, evening sky.)

The constellation Canis Major (the Great Dog) culminates at midnight tonight. (All night. See January 1st.)



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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