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πŸŒ— Last Quarter Moon 7:37 pm
πŸŒ— Last Quarter Moon
Dec 7 @ 7:37 pm – 7:37 pm
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Cancelled – Astronomy for Everyone 5:00 pm
Cancelled – Astronomy for Everyone @ Sky Meadows State Park
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NOVAC supports this event by providing remote telescope viewing capabilities to visitors in order to ensure safe social distancing. Please visit the official website for more details. The December event has been cancelled. Please keep an eye out for events in 2021!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter[...]
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Geminids “King” Meteor Shower
Geminids “King” Meteor Shower
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day
The nearly new moon will ensure dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour[...]
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night 5:00 pm
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Public nights at Great Meadow are on hold due to the pandemic. We look forward to holding these events again when everyone’s safety can be assured! See front page of NOVAC Site for changes to event. More information about Great Meadow including directions and parking visit the Great Meadow Site page.Share this:Click to share on[...]
Monthly Meeting 7:30 pm
Monthly Meeting @ Online via Google Meet
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Total Solar Eclipse 9:32 am
Total Solar Eclipse
Dec 14 @ 9:32 am – 12:54 pm
This total eclipse has its maximum totality solidly hitting land in Chile and Argentina. Regions viewing at least a partial are: southern Africa, much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica. See the URL below for a map and specific times. https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2020-december-14Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
⚫ New Moon 11:16 am
⚫ New Moon
Dec 14 @ 11:16 am – 11:16 am
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⚫ New Moon 9:17 am
⚫ New Moon
Dec 14 @ 9:17 am – 9:17 am
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C.M. Crockett Public Night 5:00 pm
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States
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Rare Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
Rare Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
Dec 21 all-day
This last happened in 2000, so it’s worth staying up for on this shortest day of the year. And, while you’re awake, look out for meteors! The Ursids shower will be in full effect. This rare conjunction of these two planets is known as a “great conjunction”. (Didn’t we hear about those in the film[...]
Ursids Meteor Shower
Ursids Meteor Shower
Dec 21 all-day
The first quarter moon should set just after midnight leaving dark skies for what could be a good show. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Also, check out the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which will appear as if they are a single body! The[...]
December Solstice 5:02 am
December Solstice
Dec 21 @ 5:02 am – 6:02 am
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[...]
πŸŒ“First Quarter Moon 6:41 pm
πŸŒ“First Quarter Moon
Dec 21 @ 6:41 pm – 6:41 pm
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πŸŒ• Full Moon 10:28 pm
πŸŒ• Full Moon
Dec 29 @ 10:28 pm – 10:28 pm
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