NOVAC Event Calendar

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

May
4
Sat
2019
⚫ New Moon
May 4 @ 4:45 pm – 4:45 pm
May
6
Mon
2019
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 6 – May 7 all-day

The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. The thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky

May
11
Sat
2019
☽ First Quarter Moon
May 11 @ 7:12 pm – 7:12 pm
May
18
Sat
2019
Blue Moon (seasonal)
May 18 all-day

The third full moon in a season of four full moons.

⚪ Full Moon
May 18 @ 3:11 pm – 3:11 pm
May
26
Sun
2019
☾ Last Quarter Moon
May 26 @ 10:33 am – 10:33 am
Jun
3
Mon
2019
⚫ New Moon
Jun 3 @ 4:02 am – 4:02 am
Jun
10
Mon
2019
Jupiter at Opposition
Jun 10 all-day

The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. A medium-sized telescope should be able to show you some of the details in Jupiter’s cloud bands. A good pair of binoculars should allow you to see Jupiter’s four largest moons, appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet

Jun
9
Sun
2019
☽ First Quarter Moon
Jun 9 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
Jun
17
Mon
2019
⚪ Full Moon
Jun 17 @ 2:31 am – 2:31 am