Astronomical highlights during 2015

posted: 968 days ago, on Wednesday, 2015 Feb 25 at 07:51
tags: astronomy, outreach, almanack, astronomy media, Sky Guide.

Jan 22 Moon near Venus and Mars   ✔

Feb 20 - 22 Venus near Mars   ✔

Mar 05 Smallest Full Moon for the year
Mar 24 Moon near Pleiades and Hyades

Apr 21 Moon in the Hyades
Apr 22 April Lyrid meteor shower

May 21 Moon near Venus

Jun 15 Moon in the Hyades
Jun 17 - 24 Mercury passes through Hyades
Jun 20 Moon near Venus and Jupiter
Jun 30 Venus near Jupiter

Jul 18 Moon near Venus and Jupiter
Jul 31 Blue Moon

Aug 04 - 08 Venus near Jupiter and Mercury
Aug 16 Moon near Mercury

Sep 05 Moon in Hyades
Sep 10 Moon near Venus and Mars
Sep 13 Partial solar eclipse
Sep 15 Moon near Mercury and Spica
Sep 28 Total lunar eclipse
Sep 28 Largest Full Moon for the year
Sep 29 Moon occults Uranus

Oct 08 - 10 Moon near Venus, Jupiter and Mars
Oct 16 Moon near Saturn
Oct 17 Jupiter near Mars
Oct 21 Orionid meteor shower

Nov 03 Venus near Jupiter and Mars
Nov 06 - 08 Moon near Venus, Jupiter and Mars

Dec 06 Moon near Mars
Dec 14 Geminid meteor shower

Star parties & celebrations

Feb 20 - 22 Summer Southern Star Party   ✔

Apr 12 Yuri’s Night
Apr 22 Earth Day

Jun 12 - 16 Karoo Star Party
Jun 12 - 16 Free State Star Party
Jun 21 International SUN-day

Aug 14 - 16 MSP Star Party

Sep 19 International Observe the Moon Night

Oct 04 - 10 World Space Week

Nov 06 - 08 Spring Southern Star Party

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