Today’s Astronomical Events – July 24th, 2015

The Moon reaches first quarter tonight in the constellation of Virgo, the Virgin, but the view will vary a little depending on where you live in the world. For observers in Australia, it appears close to Spica and high above the western horizon. Conversely, those in the U.K. will see the Moon and star low in the south-west, while observers in North America can catch the Moon midway between Spica and Saturn.

(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.)

Map courtesy of Mobile Observatory. Photograph taken by the author using Slooh.

 

 

04:04 UT – First Quarter Moon. (Naked eye, Virgo, evening sky. See images above.)

09:51 UT – Dwarf planet Ceres reaches its maximum brightness. Magnitude: 7.3 (Microscopium, all night.)

 

 

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.

2015 An Astronomical Year (Kindle Edition) 2016 An Astronomical Year Paperback Cover 2016 The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

2015: An Astronomical Year

2016: An Astronomical Year 2016: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) The Amateur Astronomer’s Notebook (Pocket Edition)

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