Today’s Astronomical Events – July 8th, 2015

The Moon reaches last quarter and can be seen swimming amongst the faint stars of Pisces, the Fishes. Although it rises after midnight, it will still be clearly visible during the morning daylight hours.

(Click on the image to enlarge. Adapted from 2015: An Astronomical Year, available in Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.)

Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.

 

 

14:09 UT – The almost last quarter Moon passes asteroid 4 Vesta. (Vesta: magnitude 7.0. Cetus, pre-dawn sky.)

20:24 UT – Last Quarter Moon. (Naked eye, Pisces, pre-dawn sky.)

Mercury leaves Orion and enters Gemini. (73% illuminated, magnitude -0.8, diameter 5.9”. Not visible.)

 

 

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.

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