Today’s Astronomical Events – May 6th, 2015

The waning gibbous Moon appears close to Saturn and Antares in the early hours of the 6th. Observers in Australia are especially lucky as Saturn will appear as a bright star just to the side of the Moon.

(Click on an image to enlarge.)

Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory. 

 

 

03:48 UT – The waning gibbous Moon passes Antares. (Naked eye, Scorpius, pre-dawn sky. See image above.)

 

 

Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.

All times are in Universal Time (UTC). To convert the time to your timezone, click here.

Learn more about upcoming astronomical events in 2015 An Astronomical Year (Kindle Edition) and The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) (Kindle Edition and Paperback Edition) and 2016 An Astronomical Year (North American Kindle 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” gmail.com

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