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Solar System Events Calendar 2017

Bringing you 90 days worth of solar system events. These include things of up-coming interest like equinoxes and solstices, major spacecraft events, and things you can see with your naked eye like eclipses and comets.

Lyrids Meteor Shower

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This yearly meteor shower occurs when the Earth moves through the dust tail of comet C/1861 G1 (Thatcher). It usually peaks around April 22nd and the morning of April 23rd with around 5-20 meteors per hour. Visible in northern and southern hemispheres. LinkEnds:

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

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This yearly meteor shower occurs when the Earth moves through the dust tail left by Halley's comet. It usually peaks around May the 7th and can peak at 60 meteors per hour. Visible in northern and southern hemispheres. LinkEnds:

June Solstice

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The June soltice marks the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere and the Shortest in the Southern.