October 10th, 2015
Well folks, this is it – your last chance (this month) to see the waning crescent Moon close to three bright planets. On the 8th, it appeared next to Venus and yesterday it was close to Mars. This morning it’s finally slipped past all three for those in the United Kingdom and North America while those in Australia may yet glimpse it besides the giant planet Jupiter.
If you’re in the habit of getting up early, keep your eyes on Mars and Jupiter. The distance between the pair is slowly disappearing and the two will be at their closest in about a week.
All Astronomical Events for October 10th, 2015
The Draconid meteor shower ends. A maximum zenith hourly rate: Variable. (Naked eye, Draco, all night but best in the 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.
Astronomical events taken from 2015: An Astronomical Year, available in Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. Night sky simulations created using Mobile Observatory for Android devices. Vesta image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
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