Today’s Astronomical Events – March 27th, 2015

The Moon reaches first quarter in Gemini today while the remaining winter constellations continue to cling to the western horizon. Venus is still a brilliant object long after sunset.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



07:42 UT – First Quarter Moon. (Gemini, evening sky. See image above.)

The constellation Corvus (the Crow) culminates at midnight tonight. (All night.)

The elliptical galaxy M84 culminates at midnight tonight. (Magnitude 10.1. Virgo, all night.)

The elliptical galaxy M85 culminates at midnight tonight. (Magnitude 10.0. Coma Berenices, all night.)

The face-on spiral galaxy M100 culminates at midnight tonight. (Magnitude 10.1. 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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