NOVAC Event Calendar

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NOVAC Event Calendar 2015-05-11T19:16:50+00:00

Mar
14
Thu
2019
☽ First Quarter Moon
Mar 14 @ 4:27 am – 4:27 am
Mar
20
Wed
2019
Vernal Equinox (Spring)
Mar 20 @ 3:58 pm – 4:58 pm

The date (near March 21 in the northern hemisphere) when night and day are nearly the same length and Sun crosses the celestial equator (i.e., declination 0) moving northward. In the southern hemisphere, the vernal equinox corresponds to the center of the Sun crossing the celestial equator moving southward and occurs on the date of the northern autumnal equinox. The vernal equinox marks the first day of the season of spring.

If you live south of the equator, this is your Fall Equinox.

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/VernalEquinox.html

⚪ Full Moon
Mar 20 @ 7:43 pm – 7:43 pm
Mar
24
Sun
2019
Canton’s Birthday!
Mar 24 all-day

Canton is the fellow who updates your astronomy calendar (full moons, equinoxes, etc.) from his laptop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s his birthday today!

The astronomy calendar is an effort of love and no reciprocity is needed or expected, but if you’d like to say thank you for his efforts, then please visit:

https://cantonbecker.com/astronomy-calendar/credits.html

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Mercury Retrograde Ends
Mar 28 all-day

see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…

Mar
27
Wed
2019
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Mar 27 @ 10:10 pm – 10:10 pm
Apr
5
Fri
2019
⚫ New Moon
Apr 5 @ 2:50 am – 2:50 am
Apr
12
Fri
2019
☽ First Quarter Moon
Apr 12 @ 1:06 pm – 1:06 pm
Apr
19
Fri
2019
⚪ Full Moon
Apr 19 @ 5:12 am – 5:12 am
Apr
22
Mon
2019
Lyrids Meteor Shower
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day

The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The waning gibbous moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year, but if you are patient you should still be able to catch a few of the brightest ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.