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Solar System Events Calendar 2020

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

Starts:
2020/04/16 12:00
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:
2020/04/25 12:00

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Starts:
2020/04/21 12:00
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:
2020/05/20 12:00

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Starts:
2020/06/05 17:45:00
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse will be essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it will last 3 hours and 18 minutes, just 57% of the Moon's disc will be in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow). The full Moon itself will be visible from southern Europe, Africa, south Asia, and Australia. LinkEnds:
2020/06/05 21:04:00

June Solstice

At:
2020/06/20 21:43
The June soltice marks the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere and the Shortest in the Southern. Planet Earth's North Pole is pointing as close as it can towards the Sun.

Annular Solar Eclipse

Starts:
2020/06/21 03:45:00
A large annular eclipse will cover over 99% of the Sun, creating a dramatic spectacle for observers in a narrow path at most 21 km wide; it will last 38 seconds at the point of maximum eclipse. It will be seen from mid Africa, across the Middle East, northern India and south-east Asia. The partial eclipse will be visible over western Africa, the Middle East, and south and east Asia. LinkEnds:
2020/06/21 09:33:00