Solar System Events Calendar 2019
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.
Total Lunar Eclipse
|A shallow total eclipse will see the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 2 minutes. The Moon will be 20% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should be significantly darkened for viewers from the Americas, Europe, and most of Africa. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 17 minutes in total. Link||Ends:|
Chandrayaan-2 Misson Launch to Land a Rover on the Moon
|Following the mostly successful Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter in 2008-9, the Indian Space Reasearch Organisation is sending another mission to the moon comprising an orbiter, lander and rover. Scientific goals include studies of lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere, and signatures of hydroxyl and water ice. The rover is designed to operate for only one lunar day (15 earth days). Note: Launch date varies slightly between different sources. Link, Link2|
The Illustrated Image on ISRO's Chandrayaan - II.
|It's time to celebrate the Equinox! At the Planets Today, we love equinoxes.... everyone on the planet (mostly) gets the same amount of day and night.|