Today’s Astronomical Events – March 24th, 2015

The waxing crescent Moon has passed Mars and Venus and now appears close to M45, the Pleaides open star cluster. For those in North America, the Moon will appear closer still to Aldebaran and the V-shaped Hyades cluster.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



08:26 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes M45, the Pleiades open star cluster. (Taurus, evening sky. See image above.)

The spiral galaxy M98 culminates at midnight tonight. (Magnitude 11.0. Coma Berenices, all night.)



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.

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at astronomywriter “at”


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