The Moon and Jupiter Huddle Together in the Twilight

November 6th, 2015

Having passed Regulus, the brightest star in Leo the Lion, the waning crescent Moon now passes Jupiter in the pre-dawn twilight. Meanwhile Venus and Mars still form a close planetary pair and the Moon will appear nearby tomorrow.



All Astronomical Events for November 6th, 2015

17:16 UT – The waning crescent Moon passes Jupiter. (Jupiter: magnitude -1.8, diameter 33.4”. Naked eye, Leo, pre-dawn sky. See details above.)

Mercury leaves Virgo and enters Libra. (98% illuminated, magnitude -1.1, diameter 4.8”. Not visible.)

The Leonid meteor shower begins. A maximum zenith hourly rate: 15. (Naked eye, Leo, 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.

2015 An Astronomical Year (Kindle Edition) 2016 An Astronomical Year Paperback Cover 2016 The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019 Kindle Cover - Deep Sky Observer's Guide

2015: An Astronomical Year

2016: An Astronomical Year 2016: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) The Deep Sky Observer’s Guide

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