Category Archives: Astronomical events

July 28, 29 – Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

The southern delta aquarids are one of the most predictable meteor shows. They always occur from mid July to mid August with the peak f the shower occurring on July 28 and 29. The contents of this meteor shower originates … Continue reading

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June 5 and 6: Transit Of Venus Across The Sun

The transit of Venus is a very rare phenomenon and will next occur on June 5 and 6, 2012. If you happen to miss this extraordinary event, you will not have another opportunity within your lifetime since the next occurrence … Continue reading

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May 5, 6 – Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Meteors showers are a sight to behold, even though they typically don’t have a long duration. Nevertheless, it is every night sky watcher’s dream to see meteors as they streak across the night skies. If you are one of the … Continue reading

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Astronomy Day 2012

This year’s astronomy day will be celebrated on April 28. This day will be celebrated with the theme entitled “Bringing Astronomy to the Peopleā€. Although Astronomy Day historically has no specific dates assigned with it, it still occurs on a … Continue reading

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April 15 – Saturn at Opposition

On April 15, 2012, the planet Saturn will be in opposition. This means that the planet will be opposite to the sun when viewed from the earth. Being opposite to the sun means that it will rise when the sun … Continue reading

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Lyrids Meteor Shower

The Lyrid meteor shower may not be one of the most intense meteor showers you can have in the night sky, however, it is still a sight to see. The Lyrids meteor shower typically starts on April 16 and continues … Continue reading

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A Spectacular Event is Coming to the Sky Soon

A great spectacle is coming to the sky soon. If you are an adherent of astronomy, you are probably aware that the two brightest planets are Jupiter and Venus. Just imagine the spectacle in the sky when the two will … Continue reading

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