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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.

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

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Starts:
2020/07/05 03:07:00
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse will be essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it will last 2 hours and 45 minutes, just 35% 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 the Americas, south-west Europe, and western Africa. LinkEnds:
2020/07/05 05:52:00

Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower

Starts:
2020/07/12 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:
2020/08/23 12:00

Perseid Meteor Shower

Starts:
2020/07/23 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:
2020/08/20 12:00