NOVAC Event Calendar

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

Dec
18
Wed
2019
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Dec 18 @ 9:57 pm – 9:57 pm
Dec
21
Sat
2019
Ursids Meteor Shower
Dec 21 all-day

The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. This year we have great viewing on account of the waning crescent moon. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Winter Solstice
Dec 21 @ 9:19 pm – 10:19 pm

This marks the beginning of winter (in the northern hemisphere) and the beginning of summer (in the southern hemisphere.) The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, respectively, in the sense that the length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a minimum for the year. Of course, daylight saving time means that the first Sunday in April has 23 hours and the last Sunday in October has 25 hours, but these human meddlings with the calendar and do not correspond to the actual number of daylight hours.

If you life in the southern hemisphere, this is your Summer Solstice, celebrating the longest day of the year.

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

Dec
25
Wed
2019
⚫ New Moon
Dec 25 @ 10:13 pm – 10:13 pm
Dec
28
Sat
2019
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

 

Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.

 

Jan
2
Thu
2020
☽ First Quarter Moon
Jan 2 @ 9:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Jan
10
Fri
2020
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Jan 10 @ 12:10 pm – 12:10 pm

Part of the Moon will appear darker as the full Moon passes through the faint outer edge (penumbra) of the Earth’s shadow.

⚪ Full Moon
Jan 10 @ 12:21 pm – 12:21 pm
Jan
17
Fri
2020
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Jan 17 @ 5:58 am – 5:58 am
Jan
24
Fri
2020
⚫ New Moon
Jan 24 @ 2:42 pm – 2:42 pm