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Solar System Events Calendar 2021

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.

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Starts:
2021/04/21 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:
2021/05/20 12:00

Total Lunar Eclipse

Starts:
2021/05/26 08:47:00
The Moon will barely edge into total eclipse for just 14 minutes and 30 seconds. With the Moon just barely inside the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may be quite bright, but even so, this should be worth seeing for observers from the western Americas, the Pacific, Australia, and south-east Asia. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 7 minutes in total. LinkEnds:
2021/05/26 13:49:00

Annular Solar Eclipse

Starts:
2021/06/10 08:12:00
The Sun will be 94% covered in a moderate annular eclipse, lasting 3 minutes and 51 seconds and covering a very broad path, 527 km wide at maximum. It will be visible in northern Canada, the arctic, and far north-eastern Russia. The partial eclipse will be visible from Canada, most of Europe, and much of Asia. LinkEnds:
2021/06/10 13:11:00

Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower

Starts:
2021/07/12 12:00
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:
2021/08/23 12:00

Perseid Meteor Shower

Starts:
2021/07/23 12:00
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:
2021/08/20 12:00