Today’s Astronomical Events – July 11th, 2015

The waning crescent Moon slips through the stars of Taurus, the Bull, over the next few mornings. Due to the timing of the events, North American observers will see our only natural satellite closest to the Pleiades while those in Australia will have to wait until tomorrow to see the pair together.

(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.

 

 

12:33 UT – Mars is at apogee. Distance to Earth: 2.587 AU (100% illuminated, magnitude 1.6, diameter 3.6”. Gemini, not visible.)

21:44 UT – The waning crescent Moon passes M45, the Pleiades open star cluster. (Naked eye, Taurus, pre-dawn sky.)

 

 

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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