Category: Astronomy

Get ready to watch the Geminids Meteor Shower!

Get ready to watch the Geminids Meteor Shower!

Viewable on 13th & 14th of December, it’s without a doubt, one of the best meteor showers to watch as it produces up to 60 multicoloured meteors per hour in its peak. It’s best viewed after midnight, looking to the East. If you’re a photography enthusiast, these two nights will be the best to head up to high ground and...

Astronomy Dates, December 2012

Astronomy Dates, December 2012

3rd – Jupiter at Opposition. Jupiter will be at its closest to Earth and fully illuminated by the Sun and easily seen in the sky.  This is the best time to photograph Jupiter. 13th – New Moon 13th, 14th – Geminids Meteor Shower. One of the best meteor showers to watch as it produces up to 60 multicoloured meteors per...

Astronomy Dates, November 2012

Astronomy Dates, November 2012

13th – New Moon 13th – Total Solar Eclipse visible from Northern Australia and Pacific Ocean.  Partial Solar Eclipse visible from Eastern Australia and New Zealand 17th, 18th – Leonids Meteor Shower. One of the better meteor showers to watch as it produces up to 40 meteors per hour during its peak. Best viewed after midnight looking at the constellation...

Astronomy Dates, October 2012

Astronomy Dates, October 2012

15th – New Moon 20th – Astronomy Day 21st, 22nd – Orionids Meteor Shower. Averaging around 20 meteors per hour during its peak. Best viewed after midnight looking to the East. 29th – Full Moon    

Astronomy Dates, September 2012

Astronomy Dates, September 2012

16th – New Moon 22nd – September Equinox. There will be nearly equal amounts day and night throughout the world.  The first day of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. 29th – Uranus at Opposition. Uranus will be as close as it can get to the Earth, fully illuminated from the...

Astronomy Dates, August 2012

Astronomy Dates, August 2012

2nd – Full Moon 6th to 20th – Curiosity Rover due to land on Mars 12th, 13th – Perseids Meteor Shower.  One of the best meteor showers to watch with up to 60 meteors raining down per hour at its peak. Best viewed after midnight to the Northeast. 17th – New Moon 24th – Neptune at Opposition.  Closest to the...