Full Astronomy Calendar of Must-See Celestial Events of 2016

By | January 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

During the year 2015, we’ve witnessed some pretty cool happenings in the cosmos. It was a great year for stargazing-eclipses, full blood moons and meteor showers have delighted our eyes. This year, there’s more to come. Maybe you’re not a starman, but you can enjoy the fantastical celestial events of 2016, in the stars above. [...]

This Christmas We Will Have a Full Moon First Time in 38 Years

By | December 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , |

I love standing mesmerized beneath a full moon, don’t you? Well, even if you don’t share that passion with me, you can still take a look - make sure you catch a glimpse of the first full moon on Christmas in 38 years. That’s right! Christmas hasn’t seen a full moon in quite some time. [...]

Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse: a Rare Skywatching Event Coming This September

By | September 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , |

Viewers are in for a treat on September 27, 2015. The heavens will put on a show you don’t want to miss and a show that hasn’t been seen since 1982, almost three decades ago. In late September, most of the world, including the Americas, Africa and Europe, will get the chance to see our [...]

Must-See Skywatching Event of 2015: Total Solar Eclipse on March 20

By | March 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

On March 20, 2015, a small portion of the earth will experience a total eclipse of the sun. This solar eclipse will be the first total eclipse since November 3, 2013. Even though the audience will be small, the solar eclipse will be one to remember and hopefully produce some spectacular images to share with [...]

Top 7 Must-See Skywatching Events of 2015

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

Busy jotting down those dates in your planner? This year brings about some of the most spectacular sights in the heavens, including comets and eclipses that are bound to inspire awe. Watch as planets aline for some of the most astronomically pleasing times of the year. Check out these dates and be sure to circle [...]

Most Interesting Celestial Events of 2014

By | January 5th, 2014|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , |

What astronomical phenomena will be observable to people in different parts of the Earth this year? 2014 will be saturated with celestial events in respect of comets and asteroids, but less intense and interesting in respect of eclipses. First on the list is a lunar eclipse which will occur on April 15 and will last 1 hour 19 minutes. Only the inhabitants of North and South America will be able to see the complete eclipse. In 2 weeks after that, on April 29, a partial solar eclipse will take place when […]

‘Comet of the Century’ Promises Once-in-a-Life Spectacle

By | November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

The comet Ison, dubbed by the astronomers the “Comet of the Century”, will be observable in the northern hemisphere as it is getting closer to the Sun and promises a ‘once in a lifetime’ spectacle for skywatchers. The comet Ison weighs more than 3 billion pounds and is directed towards the Sun at a speed of 377 kilometers per second. It is visible to the naked eye since the middle of November, and its sight will become more and more impressive as it is approaching the center of our solar system. […]

Fascinating Celestial Events to Enjoy This October

By | October 9th, 2013|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , |

This year’s Orionid meteor shower is going to be a beautiful celestial show. However, it is only one of the fascinating celestial phenomena that we are expecting this October. The annual meeting of the Earth with falling stars that look like if they were coming from the Orion constellation will start on October 21 and run until November 7. This phenomenon will peak on 20 and 21 October, when and as scientists believe, about twenty meteors will be visible per hour. The Orionid shower is actually the remains of the […]

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