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Astronomical Agenda for 2006

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Remarkable Events

2006 forecast for the Leonids

Serviastro offers a compilation of forecasts for the Leonids of this year 2006 published by experts.

Total solar eclipse (29-03-06)

A team from the Astronomy and Meteorology Department of the University of Barcelona travelled to Egypt in order to live webcast the eclipse from the totality zone. Besides, other two teams, prepared for the webcast, occupied the roof of the Physics Faculties both in Barcelona (the UB Faculty) and in Valencia.

Tables

Sun

Changes of Season

Date Exact hour
Spring 20 March 18h 25m 34s UT
Summer 21 June 12h 25m 51s UT
Autumn 23 September 04h 03m 22s UT
Winter 22 December 00h 22m 06s UT

Hores de sortida i posta de Sol per a qualsevol indret (Eina de càlcul en javascript).

Date Distance to the Sun
Perihelion (minimum distance) 4 January 147.103.000 km
Afhelion (maximum distance) 3 July 152.096.000 km

luna

Lunar Phases

New Moon Crescent Moon Full Moon Waning Moon
  06/01/2006 14/01/2006 22/01/2006
29/01/2006 05/02/2006 13/02/2006 21/02/2006
28/02/2006 06/03/2006 14/03/2006 22/03/2006
29/03/2006 05/04/2006 13/04/2006 21/04/2006
27/04/2006 05/05/2006 13/05/2006 20/05/2006
27/05/2006 03/06/2006 11/06/2006 18/06/2006
25/06/2006 03/07/2006 11/07/2006 17/07/2006
25/07/2006 02/08/2006 09/08/2006 16/08/2006
23/08/2006 31/08/2006 07/09/2006 14/09/2006
22/09/2006 30/09/2006 07/10/2006 14/10/2006
22/10/2006 29/10/2006 05/11/2006 12/11/2006
20/11/2006 28/11/2006 05/12/2006 12/12/2006
20/12/2006 27/12/2006    

Orbit of the Moon

Perigee (minimum distance) Apogee (maximum distance)
1 January 30 January 27 February 17 January 14 February 13 March
28 March 25 April 22 May 9 April 7 May 4 June
16 June 13 July 10 August 1 July 29 July 26 August
8 September 6 October 4 November 22 September 19 October 15 November
2 December 28 December   13 December    

Information about the planets ( UT ):

Mercury

Day Hour Event
26 January 22 h Superior conjunction
24 February 05 h Max. East elongation (18º)
12 March 03 h nferior conjunction
8 April 19 h Max. West elongation (28º)
18 May 20 h Superior conjunction
20 June 20 h Max. East elongation (25º)
18 July 07 h Inferior conjunction
7 August 01 h Max. West elongation (19º)
1 September 22 h Superior conjunction
17 October 04 h Max. East elongation (25º)
8 November 22 h Inferior conjunction - TRANSIT
25 November 13 h Max. West elongation (20º)

Venus

Day Hour Event
14 January 00 h Inferior conjunction
25 March 07 h Max. West elongation (46.5º)
27 November 18 h Superior conjunction

Mars

Day Hour Event
23 October 07 h Conjunction

Jupiter

Day Hour Event
4 May 15 h Opposition
21 November 23 h Conjunction

Saturn

Day Hour Event
27 January 23 h Opposition
7 July 12 h Conjunction

Uranus

Day Hour Event
1 March 11 h Conjunction
5 September 11 h Opposition

Neptune |*Day*|*Hour*|*Event*||

6 February 06 h Conjunction
11 August 05 h Opposition

Pluto

Day Hour Event
16 June 17 h Opposition
18 December 15 h Conjunction

Eclipses

Solar Eclipses

Type Day Hour of the maximum Visibility
Total 29 March 10h 11m UT Total in african countries, Turkey, Caucasus and Siberia. Partial in Africa, Europe and West Asia.
Annular 22 September 11h 40m UT Annular in Northern South America. Partial in a part of South America, Western and Southern Africa and regions of Antarctica.

Lunar Eclipses

Type Day Hour of the maximum Visibility   Penumbral 14 March 23h 47m UT Europe, Africa, Western and southern Asia and East of America.   Partial 7 September 18h 51m UT Australia, Asia and East of Africa.

Other Events

Meteor Showers

Name Days of activity Maximum
Quadrantids 28 December-7 January 3 January aprox.
Lirids 16-25 April 20 April approx.
η-Aquarids 21 April-12 May 5 May approx.
Perseids 23 July-22 August 12 August
Draconids 6-10 October 9 October
Orionids 15-29 October 21 October approx.
Taurids 20 October-25 November 4 November approx.
Leonids 14-20 November 17 November approx.
Geminids 6-19 December 13 December approx.
Ursids 17-24 December 22 December approx.

These data have mainly been obtained from the OAN and the ROA , and from the calendars of the IMO . Back

 
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