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Transit of Mercury Across the Sun
Transit of Mercury Across the Sun
Nov 11 all-day
A superstar event for 2019: Elusive Mercury, one of the most difficult planets to view, will be out in broad daylight—literally! Look through a telescope equipped with a suitable solar filter and you’ll be able to view tiny Mercury transit across the surface of the Sun. This rare celestial event...
Veterans Day
Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day
 
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(Possible) Taurid Fireball Meteor Shower
(Possible) Taurid Fireball Meteor Shower
Nov 12 all-day
This shower coincides with the full moon, so that pretty much blows your chances of seeing much… But Keep your fingers crossed! Every now and then the Taurid meteor shower — normally modest — produces spectacular fireballs visible even in bright moonlight. Last year it caused a rash of UFO...
⚪ Full Moon 5:34 am
⚪ Full Moon
Nov 12 @ 5:34 am – 5:34 am
 
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Leonids Meteor Shower
Leonids Meteor Shower
Nov 17 all-day
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 2001. The Leonids is...
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Mercury Retrograde Ends
Mercury Retrograde Ends
Nov 19 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
☾ Last Quarter Moon 1:11 pm
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Nov 19 @ 1:11 pm – 1:11 pm
 
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Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Nov 24 all-day
A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible on November 24. The two bright planets will be visible within 1.4 degrees of each other in the evening sky. Look for this impressive sight in the western sky just after sunset.
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⚫ New Moon 7:06 am
⚫ New Moon
Nov 26 @ 7:06 am – 7:06 am
 
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Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Nov 24 all-day

A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible on November 24. The two bright planets will be visible within 1.4 degrees of each other in the evening sky. Look for this impressive sight in the western sky just after sunset.

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⚫ New Moon
Nov 26 @ 7:06 am – 7:06 am
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Thanksgiving
Nov 28 all-day
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☽ First Quarter Moon
Dec 3 @ 10:58 pm – 10:58 pm
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⚪ Full Moon
Dec 11 @ 9:12 pm – 9:12 pm
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2020 Astro Calendar Updates Coming Soon!
Dec 12 all-day

Hello, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Canton (canton@gmail.com) will be adding additional 2019 calendar events (meteor showers, etc.) during the last week of 2018. Feel free to email him any suggestions.

If you added this ICS calendar feed as a “subscription” instead of a one-time import, then new events should automatically flow into your calendar once they are made av
ailable. Moon phases are already in place.

Was this calendar helpful to you? Visit https://cantonbecker.com/astronomy-calendar/ to see how you can support this project for free.

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Geminids “King” Meteor Shower
Dec 13 all-day

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 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. 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. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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☾ Last Quarter Moon
Dec 18 @ 8:57 pm – 8:57 pm
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Ursids Meteor Shower
Dec 21 all-day

The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. This year we have great viewing on account of the waning crescent moon. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Winter Solstice
Dec 21 @ 8:19 pm – 9:19 pm

This marks the beginning of winter (in the northern hemisphere) and the beginning of summer (in the southern hemisphere.) The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, respectively, in the sense that the length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a minimum for the year. Of course, daylight saving time means that the first Sunday in April has 23 hours and the last Sunday in October has 25 hours, but these human meddlings with the calendar and do not correspond to the actual number of daylight hours.

If you life in the southern hemisphere, this is your Summer Solstice, celebrating the longest day of the year.

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/WinterSolstice.html