Category Archives: Astronomical events

December 13, 14 – Geminids Meteor Shower

To many night sky watchers, the Geminids meteor shower is considered to be one of the most unbelievable meteor showers of all. This is due to the multi-colored meteors that are produced. During the peak of the Geminids Meteor shower, … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Meteor showers | Tagged | 1 Comment

November 13 – Total Solar Eclipse

There are moments and events that remain forever etched in our minds. The way to determine if an event qualifies for this category is that the person can accurately recall the date and time that the event occurred many years … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Sun | Tagged | Leave a comment

December 3 – Jupiter At Opposition

Astronomy lovers will enjoy the spectacle that will unfold on December 3. This is the time that Jupiter comes in opposition to the sun. When a planet reaches opposition, it means that it is not only the brightest that it … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Planets | Leave a comment

November 27- Conjunction Of Venus And Saturn

For those who have a fascination with either Venus or Saturn, you will have a treat when both are seen together On November 27, 2012. Star gazers will want to pay particular attention on this day as Venus and Saturn … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Planets | Leave a comment

November 28 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The penumbral lunar eclipse is scheduled to occur on November 28, 2012. This lunar eclipse will be the second one of its kind of 2012, with the other one being the partial lunar eclipse on June 4. This eclipse will … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Moon | Tagged | Leave a comment

October 21, 22 – Orionids Meteor Shower

The Orionids meteor shower is a prolific event that is best observed on October 21 and 22. This meteor shower is just one of the meteor showers associated with the Halley Comet. Another meteor shower associated with the comet is … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Meteroids | Leave a comment

November 17, 18 – Leonids Meteor Shower

The Leonids meteor shower, scheduled to take place on November 17 -18, is one of the most prolific meteor showers you will see in your lifetime. This shower originates from the Comet Tempel-Tuttle. To many meteors lovers, the month of … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Meteor showers | Tagged | Leave a comment

September 29 – Uranus At Opposition

On September 29, 2012, the planet Uranus will be considered to be “close” to the planet earth. The distance separating the two planets only will be 19.1 AU (1 AU equals approximately 150 million kilometers). This makes the planet Uranus … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Planets | Tagged | Leave a comment

August 24 – Neptune At Opposition

The blue planet of Neptune will be considered at close proximity to earth on August 24, 2012. However, to view this planet during this time you will need a strong telescope. Even though the planet will be the largest and … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Planets | Leave a comment

August 12, 13 – Perseids Meteor Shower

By far, the best meteor shower of 2012 will be the Perseids meteor shower. What will make this particular shower stand out is the fact that there will be up to 60 meteors per hour on both August 12 and … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical events, Meteor showers | Tagged | 2 Comments