In the sky

Comet ISON by Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Comet 46P/Wirtanen brigthening

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen expected to brighten to magnitude 3 (clearly visible in dark skies).

Venus at maximum elongation

Friday, August 17, 2018 -
12:00am to 12:00pm

Venus will be in the west at sunset. Venus will be the brightest object in the sky after the moon and the sun.

Mars at opposition

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mars is in the most favourable position to observe in 2018 and is due south at local midnight. 

Draconid Meteor Schower (Outburst?)

Monday, October 8, 2018

The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. They are named after the constellation Draco, where they seemingly come from.

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member

Geminid meteors

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.

Meteor above ESO's VLT, Chile

Perseid meteors

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Messier Marathon season

Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

Vernal Equinox

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day and night are equally long

Total Solar Eclipse

Total solar eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017

As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun.

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