Today’s Astronomical Events – February 9th, 2015

The waning gibbous Moon is approaching the bright star Spica in the pre-dawn sky. It’ll be closer still tomorrow morning. Take a look and then come back tomorrow to see the difference.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

16:18 UT – The waning gibbous Moon passes Spica. (Virgo, pre-dawn sky.)

Mercury brightens to magnitude 1.0. (23% illuminated, diameter 9.2”. Capricornus, not visible.)

 

 

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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