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.
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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.
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