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Astronomy Calendar of Celestial Events for 2018

Post by Tryphosa on Sat Jun 02 2018, 18:14

Astronomy Calendar of Celestial Events
for Calendar Year 2018


(2018 is about half over but there are still events to look up at.)


June 21 - June Solstice. The June solstice occurs at 10:07 UTC. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude. This is the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.

[*]June 27 - Saturn at Opposition. The ringed 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 Saturn and its moons. A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons.

[*]June 28 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 04:53 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time of year to gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvesting season. This moon has also been known as the Full Rose Moon and the Full Honey Moon.

http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html
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Post by Tryphena on Sun Jun 03 2018, 07:19

Thank you for the post Tyo, beautiful heavenly shows to watch coming our way. Over Memorial weekend we all marveled at a big star in the sky, just assumed it was Venus. Was told it was Jupiter, sure enough confirmed in this report.

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Post by Tryphena on Sun Jul 08 2018, 07:19

July 12 - best opportunity to view Mercury. Go to link & get details.
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Post by Tryphosa on Mon Jul 09 2018, 09:08

Thanks Tryph, made a note of it!

July 12 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 26.4 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.

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Post by Tryphena on Thu Jul 12 2018, 22:34

Sky & Telescope says Saturday is the best day for viewing Mercury...

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-july-6-14/
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Post by Tryphosa on Sat Jul 14 2018, 09:32

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Post by Tryphena on Wed Aug 01 2018, 20:18

Space station flew overhead Tuesday last week, was fortunate for perfect viewing.

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Astronomy: Tonight's Sky August 2018

Post by Tryphena on Sun Aug 05 2018, 08:19

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Draconids Meteor Shower: 2018

Post by Tryphosa on Fri Aug 24 2018, 11:54

Put this on your calendar:
October 8 - Draconids Meteor Shower. The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 8th. This will be an excellent year to observe the Draconids because there will be no moonlight to spoil the show. Best viewing will be in the early evening from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Draco, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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Draconids Meteor Shower: 2018

Post by Tryphosa on Fri Aug 24 2018, 11:58

(another source article from Space.com)


Draconid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where and How to Watch the Unpredictable 'Shooting Star' Display


The annual Draconid meteor shower peaks in October, but don't get your hopes up for a spectacular sky show.
Even at their peak — which, this year, occurs Tueday, Oct. 9 —  the Draconids are usually modest, generating just a few meteors per hour. Still, it's worth looking up, because the shower occasionally puts on an incredible display.
In 1933, for example, skywatchers in Europe saw up to 500 Draconids per minute, according to Space.com skywatching columnist Joe Rao. And observers throughout the Western United States saw thousands of Draconids per hour at the shower's peak in 1946, he added.

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Draconids Meteor Shower: 2018

Post by Tryphosa on Fri Aug 24 2018, 12:04

Very interesting theory   found on Revelation 12 Daily


One-Third of the Stars Fall to the Earth - in 2018!










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Comet 21P is on track to cross the Earth’s path just three weeks ahead of our planet’s arrival on October 8, 2018.

This has happened before!

In 1933, it caused a meteor storm – warning Europe of Hitler’s rise to power.

In 1946, it caused a second meteor storm – warning America of the rise of the United Nations and the One World Governmental System.

It is about to cause a third, and final, meteor storm this year – and the threat it appears to be warning us about is too evil to even contemplate!


See the Signs From Heaven Website: http://www.signsfromheaven.org/
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Draconid Meteor Shower 2018

Post by Tryphosa on Mon Aug 27 2018, 21:10

Draconid Meteor shower could put on a big show this year:

21P Comet and potential meteor shower October 2018





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Watch the trajectory of the comet and earth from 1930 to 2040. Notice how infrequent the comet and earth approximate each other due to the six year orbit of the comet.
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