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Solar System Events Calendar 2024

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.

Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower

2024/07/12 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:
2024/08/23 12:00

Perseid Meteor Shower

2024/07/23 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:
2024/08/20 12:00

Taurids Meteor Shower

2024/09/10 12:00
The Taurids are an annual meteor shower associated with the comet Encke. They are named after their radiant point in the constellation Taurus, where they are seen to come from in the sky. Because of their occurrence in late October and early November, they are also called Halloween fireballs. Due to the gravitational perturbations of planets, especially Jupiter, the Taurids have spread out over time, allowing separate segments labeled the Northern Taurids (NTA) and Southern Taurids (STA) to become observable. The Southern Taurids are active from about September 10 to November 20, while the Northern Taurids are active from about October 20 to December 10. LinkEnds:
2024/11/20 12:00

Partial Lunar Eclipse

2024/09/18 00:41:00
A tiny bite out of the Moon may be visible at maximum, though just 8% of the Moon will be shadowed in a partial eclipse lasting for 1 hour and 3 minutes and visible across the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should be visible at maximum eclipse. LinkEnds:
2024/09/18 04:47:00

September Equinox

2024/09/22 12:44
Equinox day! For non-equatorial folk, get out your Summer or Winter clothes!

Orionids Meteor Shower

2024/10/02 12:00
The Orionids are generated by dust from Halley's Comet. It produces about 20 meteors per hour at its peak - usually on the 21st, but it is highly irregular. A good show could be experienced on any morning from October 20 - 25. Best viewing is east after midnight. Visible in northern and southern hemispheres. LinkEnds:
2024/11/07 12:00

Annular Solar Eclipse

2024/10/02 15:42:00
A small annular eclipse will cover only 93% of the Sun in a very broad path, 266 km wide at maximum, and will last 7 minutes and 25 seconds. It will be visible across the Pacific, in Easter Island, and the southern tip of South America, just missing the Falkland Islands. The partial eclipse will be visible across the Pacific and in southern South America. LinkEnds:
2024/10/02 21:46:00

Draconids Meteor Shower

2024/10/6 12:00
The Draconids are generated by dust from comet 21 P/ Giacobini-Zinner. It usually produces a low number of meteors per hour but has on occasion been spectacular. Visible to people in the northern hemisphere and people near the equator in the southern hemisphere. LinkEnds:
2024/10/8 12:00