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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.

March Equinox

At:
2021/03/20 09:37
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 because planet Earth is spinning side on to the Sun.

Lyrids Meteor Shower

Starts:
2021/04/16 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:
2021/04/25 12:00

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