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Equinoxes and Solstices

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Full moons

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Principal Meteor Showers

Regular astronomical events underline the cycle of our connection with the solar system as members of a larger universe. Pantheists and pagans like to celebrate these events. For many people, simply marking the day is sufficient – but an extra level of inner intensity can be gained by observing the exact time. This almanac provides the exact timing for many of these events. All times are given in Universal Time [Greenwich Mean Time]. This is, eg, five hours ahead of standard time in New York, eight hours ahead of San Francisco, two hours behind Johannesburg, ten hours behind Sydney. Adjustments must be made for daylight saving times – please check out your local arrangements.


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Equinoxes and Solstices

Year and Season

Date

Time

 

Summer solstice

June 21

16 38

Autumn equinox

September 23

08 21

Winter solstice

December 22

04 48

2016

 

 

Spring equinox

March 20

04 30

Summer solstice

June 20

22 34

Autumn equinox

September 22

14 21

Winter solstice

December 21

10 44

 

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Full Moons

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

January

19th 1:22 pm

8th 11:32 pm

26th 8:40 pm

15th 8:53 pm

4th 8:54 pm

24th 1:46 am

February

18th 12:36 am

7th 1:56 pm

25th 12:28 pm

14th 3:54 pm

3rd 3:10 pm

22nd 6:20 pm

March

19th 11:10 am

8th 1 :41 am

27th 2:30 am

16th 10:10 am

5th 10:06 am

23rd 12:01 pm

April

17th 7:44 pm

6th 12:20 pm

25th 12:59 pm

15th 12:45 am

4th 5:07 am

22nd 5:24 am

May

17th 4:08 am

5th 8:36 pm

24th 9:27 pm

14th 12:18 pm

3rd 8:44 pm

21st 9 14 pm

June

15th 1:13 pm

4th 4:11 am

23rd 4:33 am

12th 9:13 pm

2nd 9:21 am

20th 11:02 am

July

14th 11:39 pm

3rd 11:51 am

22nd 11:16 am

12th 4:26 am

1st 7:22 pm

19th 10:56 pm

         

31st 3:45 am

 

August

 13th 11:57 am

 1st 8:27 pm

 20th 6:45 pm

 10th 11:10 am

 29th 11:37 am

18th 9:26 am

   

 31st 6:57 am

       

September

12th 2:27 am

29th 8:18 pm

19th 4:12 am

8th 6:38 pm

27th 7:52 pm

16th 7:05 pm

October

11th 7:07 pm

29th 12:50 pm

18th 4:37 pm

8th 3:50 am

27th 5:05 am

16th 4:23 am

November

10th 12:18 pm

28th 6:47 am

17th 7:16 am

6th 2:22 pm

25th 2:44 pm

14th 1:52 pm

December

10th 6:38 am

28th 2:22 am

17th 1:29 am

6th 4:27 am

25th 3:11 am

14th 0:05 am

 

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Principal Meteor Showers

Meteors are tiny fragments of comet and asteroid, which enter the earth’s atmosphere as the earth crosses the orbit of the parent body which left them behind as debris, and burn up in a spectacular light show. The showers are best observed from rural areas without street lighting.

Shower

Period

Peak

Peak rate per hour

Radiant

Perseids

July 23 – ust 22 ust 12-13

80

RA=47 째  DECL=+57 째

Geminids

December 6-19 December 13-14

80-100

RA=112th5째  DEC=+32nd6째

Data sources: Astronomical Almanac. American Meteor Society.