Today’s Astronomical Events – March 30th, 2015

The waxing gibbous Moon passes by Jupiter tonight and will be close to the bright star Regulus tomorrow.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.



09:49 UT – The waxing gibbous Moon passes Jupiter. (Jupiter: magnitude -2.3, diameter 41.6”. Cancer, evening sky. See image above.)

Mercury leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces. (94% illuminated, magnitude -0.9, diameter 5.0”. Not visible.)

The elliptical galaxy M89 culminates at midnight tonight. (Magnitude 10.7. Virgo, all night.)

The barred spiral galaxy M91 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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