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2017 Geminids meteor shower

2017 Geminids meteor shower

2017 Geminids meteor shower 2017 Geminids meteor shower will peak between December 13 and 14 with conditions being less than fair with larger amounts of LP (light pollution) due to a Full Moon. The Geminids can be observed annually between December 4 and

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December 2017 Sky

December 2017 Sky

December 2017 Sky 2 Moon near the Pleiades (evening sky) at 22h UT. 3 Moon near Aldebaran (midnight sky) at 13h UT. Occultation visible from northeast Asia, Alaska, northwest Canada. 3 Full Moon at 15:47 UT. 4 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at

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Leonid meteor shower 2017

Leonid meteor shower 2017

Leonid meteor shower 2017 Leonid meteor shower 2017 is annually active in the month of November and will peak during the night of November 17 and the early morning of November 18. The Leonids occur when the Earth passes through

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November 2017 Sky

December 2017 Sky

November 2017 Sky 4 Full Moon at 5:23 UT. 5 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 11h UT. 6 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 0:21 UT (361,438 km; angular size 33.1′). 6 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 1h UT. Occultation

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Orionid meteor shower 2017

Orionid meteor shower 2017

Orionid meteor shower 2017 Orionid meteor shower 2017 will be visible from October 2 to November 7 but the shower is expected to peak the night of  October 20 into the early morning of October 21. The Orionids is caused by the

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October 2017 Sky

December 2017 Sky

October 2017 Sky 3 Moon near Neptune (152° from Sun, evening sky) at 12h UT. Mag. 7.8. Occultation visible from Tasmania and New Zealand. • Occultation of Neptune (IOTA) 5 Venus 0.2° NNE of Mars (23° from Sun, morning sky) at 17h UT. Mags.

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September 2017 Sky

December 2017 Sky

September 2017 Sky 1 Venus 1.2° SSW of Beehive cluster (morning sky) at 13h UT. Mag. −4.0. • Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia) • M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD) 6 Moon 0.7° SSE of Neptune (178° from Sun, midnight sky) at 5h UT. Mag. +7.8. 6 Full Moon at

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How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse 2017

How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 If you already read about the Solar Eclipse of 2017 you may be hoping to view it for yourself on August 21st  but can not find a room in the path of

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Perseid Meteor Shower in 2017

Perseid Meteor Shower in 2017

Perseid meteor shower in 2017 will peak between August 9th and 13th. The Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus and are made of space debris from comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids can be found in the north-eastern part of the

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August 2017 Sky

December 2017 Sky

August 2017 Sky 2 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 9h UT. • Antares (Wikipedia) 2 Venus 2.4° S of M35 cluster (morning sky) at 15h UT. Mag. −4.0. 2 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 18h UT (distance 405,025 km; angular size 29.5′).

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