Today’s Astronomical Events – February 4th, 2015

The just-past full Moon passes Jupiter for observers in the southern hemisphere and then draws closer to Regulus for those in the northern hemisphere.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

05:41 UT – The just-past full Moon passes Jupiter. (Jupiter: magnitude -2.6, diameter 45.3”. Leo, visible all night.)

15:18 UT – Mercury appears 4.9° north of asteroid 4 Vesta. (Mercury: 8% illuminated, magnitude 2.5, diameter 10.0”. Vesta: magnitude 7.6. Capricornus, 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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