Today’s Astronomical Events – February 16th, 2015

Venus moves into Pisces today where it joins the red planet Mars. The two are visible in the west and should be at their closest this Friday, the 20th.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

Venus leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces. (89% illuminated, magnitude -3.9, diameter 11.5”. Evening sky.)

Asteroid 3 Juno leaves Hydra and enters Cancer. (Magnitude 8.2. Evening 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.

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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