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Top sky-watching events coming in 2019
Get ready to witness amazing eclipses, a rare planetary transit, and more celestial wonders in the new year.

Super blood moon eclipse—January 20-21
Moon joins Jupiter—April 23
Eta Aquarid meteor shower—May 6
Total solar eclipse—July 2
Partial lunar eclipse—July 16
Transit of Mercury—November 11
Annular solar eclipse—December 26
Crescent moon meets Venus—December 28

[nationalgeographic.com]

Lukian 8 Dec 21
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I assume some of these are going to be local to places on the earth’s surface, like the solar eclipses?

Denker Level 7 Dec 22, 2018
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Considering how short the years are on Mercury, you'd think transits with that planet would be a lot more common.

chilehead9 Level 7 Dec 21, 2018

Because of the different slight angles of the planets Mercury usually goes either above or below the sun when going past it on it's way from the evening to the morning sky.

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k Thanks for advance notice of more loony claims of End Times in the streets expected on Jan 20-21

Loop we do like to know when the earth will give us the final heave-ho

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Nice!

I subscribe to [earthsky.org]

They provide daily information on things like this. It's a pleasant reminder.

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Have to keep us updated as these dates come around. Some of us are old farts with short attention spans!

phxbillcee Level 9 Dec 21, 2018
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