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⚪ Full Moon 9:12 pm
⚪ Full Moon
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2020 Astro Calendar Updates Coming Soon!
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...
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Geminids “King” Meteor Shower
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...
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Ursids Meteor Shower
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...
Winter Solstice 8:19 pm
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...
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⚫ New Moon
Oct 27 @ 8:38 pm – 8:38 pm
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Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
Mercury Retrograde Begins
Oct 31 all-day

see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…

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Daylight Saving Time Ends
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☽ First Quarter Moon
Nov 4 @ 2:23 am – 2:23 am
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Election Day
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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 will be visible throughout much of the world, but observers along the eastern coasts of the Americas will get the best view.

Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day
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(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 reports.

Most recently this happened in 2008. Since the meteor stream is rather spread out in space, Earth takes several weeks to pass through it, causing an extended period of meteor activity, compared with the much smaller periods of activity in other showers. The Taurids are also made up of weightier material, pebbles instead of dust grains.

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.

⚪ Full Moon
Nov 12 @ 5:34 am – 5:34 am