September 19th, 2015
Southern hemisphere observers get their chance to see the waxing crescent Moon close to Saturn in the evening sky tonight. Nearby is Antares, the red giant star that marks the heart of Scorpius, the Scorpion.
Northern hemisphere observers saw the Moon and Saturn close together yesterday and Antares might be difficult to spot from the United Kingdom. However, anyone in North America should have no problem locating the star as it shines above the south-western horizon. Look for it to the lower left of the Moon.
All Astronomical Events for September 19th, 2015
04:03 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes Saturn. (Saturn: magnitude 0.6, diameter 16.9”. Naked eye, Libra, evening sky. See images above.)
21:23 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes Antares. (Naked eye, Scorpius, evening sky. See images 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.
Astronomical events taken from 2015: An Astronomical Year, available in Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. Sky simulations created using the Mobile Observatory app for Android devices.
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