Today’s Astronomical Events – February 12th, 2015

The last quarter Moon is approaching the bright star Antares (between the R and P in the images above) and the ringed planet Saturn in the pre-dawn sky. Come back again tomorrow morning to see what progress the Moon has made.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

03:49 UT – Last Quarter Moon. (Libra, pre-dawn sky.)

22:25 UT – The last quarter Moon passes Saturn. (Saturn: magnitude 0.5, diameter 16.4”. Scorpius, pre-dawn sky.)

 

 

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.

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