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What Is Astronomical Events?
The astronomical events are the notable celestial events which include moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, oppositions, conjunctions, and other fascinating events. Most of the astronomy calendar of celestial events can be seen with naked eye.
All dates and times are given in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) must be transformed to your local time.
So, we are going to introduce astronomical events near these days (you can also get acquainted with top 10 astronomical events in 2018 click here).
1. Draconids Meteor Shower – October 8
The Draconids meteor shower is going to happen from October 6-10. It is a meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. The Draconids is an unusual shower because the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. So, we will wait for this beautiful process.
2.New Moon – October 9
The Moon will be seen in the night sky and will locate on the same side of the Earth as the Sun. This event will happen at 03:47 UTC.
3.Orionids Meteor Shower – October 21, 22
The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meters per hour which run annually from October 2 to November 7. It is supposed to be in this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
4.Uranus at Opposition – October 23
This interesting blue-green planet will be brighter than any other time of the year, which will be seen all night long. The event is expected to be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun.
5.Full Moon – October 24
This phase occurs at 16:46 UTC, which will be located on the opposite side of the Earth. This full moon was famous for by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon.
6.Taurids Meteor Shower – November 5, 6
The shower runs annually from September 7 to December 10 which is going to occur only about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is separated by two streams. The first is produced by dust grains left behind by Asteroid 2004 TG10. The second stream is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke.
7.Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation – November 6
[The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 23.3 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset], states www.seasky.org.
8.New Moon – November 7
The Moon will occur at 16:02 UTC. This is the best time of the month to spot faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
9.Leonids Meteor Shower – November 17, 18
The Leonidsmeteor shower is an average shower, producing up to 15 meters per hour at its peak. Meteor Shower has a cyclonic peak around every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be visible which makes the shower original. The last time of the Leonids Meteor Shower occurred in 2001.
10.Full Moon – November 23
The Moon phase occurs at 05:40 UTC which was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Beaver Moon. It has also been known as the Frosty Moon and the Hunter’s Moon.