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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.

June Solstice

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

Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower

This yearly meteor shower occurs when the Earth moves through the debris of the breakup of the Marsden and Kracht Sungrazing comets. It usually peaks around July 28th/29th and can peak at 15-20 meteors per hour. LinkEnds:

Perseid Meteor Shower

This yearly meteor is caused by the comet Swift-Tuttle. It usually peaks around 12th/13th August and can peak at 80 meteors per hour. Visible in the northern hemisphere only. LinkEnds:

Partial Lunar Eclipse

The Earth's shadow on the moon will be clearly visible in this eclipse, with 25% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse will last for 1 hour and 55 minutes and will be visible from Europe, Africa, most of Asia, and Australia. LinkEnds:

Total Solar Eclipse

A dramatic total eclipse will plunge the Sun into darkness for 2 minutes and 40 seconds at maximum, creating an amazing spectacle for observers in a path up to 115 km wide. It will be seen across the central US. The partial eclipse will be visible from the whole of North America, northern South America, and western Europe and Africa. Remember - Always protect your eyes before viewing a solar eclipse. LinkEnds: