NOVAC Event Calendar

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

Mar 20 @ 3:58 pm – 4:58 pm
3:58 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[...]
Mar 24 all-day
12:00 am
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
12:00 am
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
May 6 – May 7 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
May 18 all-day
12:00 am
The third full moon in a season of four full moons.
12:00 am
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[...]
Jun 21 @ 9:54 am – 10:54 am
9:54 am
In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. The summer solstice marks the first day of the season of summer. In the southern hemisphere, this is your winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year. The declination of the Sun on the (northern) summer solstice is[...]
Jul 2 @ 10:55 am – 3:50 pm
10:55 am
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. The path of totality will only be visible in parts of the southern pacific Ocean, central Chile, and central Argentina. When it makes landfall, it’s going to zip by pretty quickly. To experience[...]
12:00 am
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
12:00 am
Saturn rules the summer sky, but on this night, the ringed planet truly takes center stage. When it reaches opposition (its closest approach to the Earth), Saturn will be bright and fully illuminated by the Sun. You may even notice that its rings look brighter than usual thanks to a phenomenon known as the Seeliger[...]
Jul 16 @ 2:02 pm – 5:00 pm
2:02 pm
A portion of the Moon will be fully darkened by Earth’s umbra (shadow). Visible throughout most of Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Indian Ocean.