Today’s Astronomical Events – January 10th, 2015

Mercury and Venus come together in the early evening sky. Technically, the pair are at their closest tomorrow, but this is a good opportunity to track the movements of the planets over the next few days.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



19:19 UT – Asteroid 4 Vesta is in conjunction with the Sun. Distance to Earth: 3.168 AU (Magnitude 7.4. Sagittarius, not visible.)



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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