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  • Dec 02
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    Andromedids meteor shower?

    A short and strong return of the Andromedids was last observed on 2021 November 28, producing about 50 meteors per hour. The Andromedids are a historical shower previously thought to be defunct. They areexpected to flare once again this year, although nobody knows how strong they may be. In ten days, around Dec 10, we may encounter meteoroids released from comet 46P/Wirtanen for the first time. Ke

  • Dec 04
    Happening Today

    2024 Astronomy Calendar Updates Coming Soon!

    Hello! I hope you have some VERY HAPPY HOLIDAYS coming up. Canton (canton@gmail.com) will be researching and adding 2024 calendarevents (meteor showers, etc.) during the last week of this month. Feelfree to email him any suggestions! Also, if you do your holiday shopping on Amazon, you can support the work of this calendar by starting your shopping spree here: https://amzn.to/31jLBYH (Then clic

  • Dec 05

    ๐ŸŒ— Last Quarter Moon

    ๐ŸŒ— Last Quarter Moon

  • Dec 12

    ๐ŸŒ‘ New Moon

    ๐ŸŒ‘ New Moon

  • Dec 13

    Mercury Retrograde Begins

    This is of particular interest to astrologically minded folks. See URL for more info...

  • Dec 13
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    Geminids "King" Meteor Shower

    Since the radiant rises in mid-evening, you can watch for Geminids all night around the peak dates of December 13 and 14. Plus, a young waxing crescent moon will not interfere with the Geminids in 2023, hooray! The bold, white, bright Geminids give us one of the Northern Hemisphereโ€™s best showers, especially in years when thereโ€™s no moon. Theyโ€™re also visible, at lower rates, from the Southern

  • Dec 19

    ๐ŸŒ“ First Quarter Moon

    ๐ŸŒ“ First Quarter Moon

  • Dec 21

    Yule (Winter Solstice)

    Yule / Winter Solstice / Saturnalia / Jul โ€“ December 21 ย  This is the celebration of the Winter Solstice or Midwinter, the time when the light returns to the earth and often seen as the start of the light half of the year as days begin to become longer. Yule and Yuletide have become associated with Christmas, this has happened due to the early Christian church adopting Pagan festivals to

  • Dec 22

    Ursids Meteor Shower

    The waxing gibbous moon โ€“ at 86% illumination โ€“ will mask much of hte Ursids display in 2023 until the moon sets about three hours before sunrise. This low-key meteor shower is somewhat overlooked due to the season and that its rates are much lower than the popular Geminids, peaking just a week before. Ursids range from December 13 to 24, sosome may intermingle with the peak of the Geminids. Th

  • Dec 22
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    December solstice

    This marks the beginning of winter (in the northern hemisphere) and the beginning of summer (in the southern hemisphere.) The wintersolstice 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

  • Dec 27

    ๐ŸŒ• Full Moon

    ๐ŸŒ• Full Moon

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