Posts Tagged: astronomy

Winter Solstice

The December solstice is on either December 20, 21, 22 or 23. The North Pole is tilted furthest from the Sun. It is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the darkest day of the year. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year.

Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak The Geminid meteor shower can be seen every year between December 4 and December 16, with its peak activity being around December 13-14. The shower owes its name… Geminid Meteor Shower“>Read more »

Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November and it usually peaks around November 17 or 18. The shower is called Leonids because its radiant, or the point in the sky where the meteors seem to emerge from, lies in the constellation Leo. The Leonids occur when the Earth passes through… Leonid Meteor Shower“>Read more »

Orionid Meteor Shower

The Orionid meteor shower is set to peak the night of Oct. 21-22, but the moon will lead to subpar views for this night sky display. The meteors that streak across the sky are some of the fastest among meteor showers, because the Earth is hitting a stream of particles almost head on. “The moon… Read more »

Autumn Equinox

The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator – from north to south.  https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/autumnal-equinox.html

Summer Solstice

The solstice that marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day, about June 21 in the northern hemisphere and December 22 in the southern hemisphere.

Spring Equinox

The Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the Autumnal (Fall)Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. Equinoxes and solstices happen twice a year.