Well, happy new year 5 days late. This note is from Canton, the fellow who maintains the astronomical events calendar on your phone/computer/brain implant. I’ve just added all the meteor showers and grand celestial events for 2018. There might be a couple of errors (which I’ll fix and update later)[...]
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[...]
Hello, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Canton (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be adding additional 2019 calendar events (meteor showers, etc.) during the last week of 2018. Feel free to email him any suggestions. If you added this ICS calendar feed as a “subscription” instead of a one-time import, then new events should automatically[...]
The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear to have an ultra-close encounter in the evening sky, coming within within 2.4 degrees of each other in the early morning sky. Look for this impressive sight in the east just before sunrise.
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
Normally a full Moon is a death sentence for a meteor shower, so a Supermoon on the night of December 14 will certainly put a damper on the usually-breathtaking Geminids. However, since the Geminids are the biggest and brightest shower of the year, a few “shooting stars” might peek through[...]