Today’s Astronomical Events – February 5th, 2015

Having passed both Jupiter and Regulus, the Moon now continues its journey through Leo. Meanwhile Jupiter, still retrograde, moves back into Cancer from Leo and draws closer to its opposition tomorrow.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



05:34 UT – The waning gibbous Moon passes Regulus. (Leo, visible all night.)

Jupiter returns to Cancer from Leo. (Magnitude -2.6, diameter 45.3”. Visible all night.)



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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