November 19th, 2015
The Moon reaches first quarter tonight in the constellation of Capricornus, the Sea Goat. Capricornus is one of the dim watery constellations of autumn. Others include Delphinus the Dolphin, Cetus the Whale, Pisces the Fish, Pisces Austrinus (the southern fish), Aquarius the Water Bearer and Eridanus, the River.
No one really knows why these constellations are all associated with water but many of them have been watery based for thousands of years and across different cultures.
Maybe it’s because the weather is turning cooler and, consequently wetter. Unless, of course, you live in the southern hemisphere where the seasons are turning to Summer – or here in southern California, where it hardly rains at all!
All Astronomical Events for November 19th, 2015
06:27 UT – First Quarter Moon. (Naked eye, Capricornus, evening sky. See details above.)
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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