It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7.
It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October The second quarter moon will block some of the fainter meteors this year, but the Orionids tend to be fairly bright so it could still be a good show. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky. October 27 - Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view Uranus.
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Due to its distance, it will only appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes. October 28 - New Moon. November 5, 6 - Taurids Meteor Shower. The Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about meteors per hour. It is unusual in that it consists of two separate streams. The first is produced by dust grains left behind by Asteroid TG The second stream is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke.
The shower runs annually from September 7 to December It peaks this year on the the night of November 5. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight leaving dark skies for viewing. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus, but can appear anywhere in the sky. The planet Mercury will move directly between the Earth and the Sun. Viewers with telescopes and approved solar filters will be able to observe the dark disk of the planet Mercury moving across the face of the Sun. This is an extremely rare event that occurs only once every few years.
The next transit of Mercury will not take place until The best place to view this event in its entirety will be the eastern United States, Central America, and South America. Transit Visibility Map and Information. November 12 - Full Moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Beaver Moon because this was the time of year to set the beaver traps before the swamps and rivers froze. It has also been known as the Frosty Moon and the Hunter's Moon.
November 17, 18 - Leonids Meteor Shower. The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in The shower runs annually from November It peaks this year on the night of the 17th and morning of the 18th.
The second quarter moon will block many of the fainter meteors this year, but if you are patient you should be able to catch quite a few of the brightest ones. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky. November 24 - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible on November The two bright planets will be visible within 1.
Look for this impressive sight in the western sky just after sunset. November 26 - New Moon. November 28 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. December 12 - Full Moon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark.
December 13, 14 - Geminids Meteor Shower. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as Phaethon, which was discovered in The shower runs annually from December It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th.
Unfortunately the nearly full moon will block out many of the meteors this year, but the Geminids are so bright and numerous that it could still be a good show. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky. December 22 - December Solstice. The December solstice occurs at UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at This is the first day of winter winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.
December 21, 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in The shower runs annually from December 17 - It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The waning crescent moon should not interfere too much this year. Skies should still be dark enough for what could be a good show. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
December 26 - New Moon. December 26 - Annular Solar Eclipse. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away from the Earth to completely cover the Sun. This results in a ring of light around the darkened Moon. The Sun's corona is not visible during an annular eclipse.
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The path of of the eclipse will begin in Saudi Arabia and move east through southern India, northern Sri Lanka, parts of the Indian Ocean, and Indonesia before ending in the Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout most of Asia and northern Australia.
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