Today’s Astronomical Events – March 13th, 2015

Despite passing Saturn and Antares yesterday, the Moon can still be found nearby as it moves from Scorpius toward Sagittarius. This is the southernmost last quarter Moon of the year; for those in the southern hemisphere, this last quarter Moon will be the highest in the sky but for those in the northern hemisphere it will be the lowest.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



17:48 UT – Last Quarter Moon. This is the southernmost last quarter moon of the year. (Ophiuchus, pre-dawn sky. See images above)



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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