Today’s Astronomical Events – February 20th, 2015

Observers across the world get a wonderful opportunity to see Venus & Mars very close to one another in the evening sky. The pair will be together on the 20th and 21st and should easily fit within the same binocular field of view, but the planets will begin to drift apart from the 21st onwards. North American observers get an extra bonus on the 20th as the waxing crescent Moon will also be nearby, making for a very picturesque twilight scene.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

 

 

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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