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Astronomical agenda for 2015

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Remarkable events

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Sun

Changes of season

  Date Exact hour
Spring 20th March 22 h 45 m UT
Summer 21st June 16 h 38 m UT
Autumn 23th September 08 h 21 m UT
Winter 22nd December 04 h 48 m UT
Sunrise and sunset hours for any place (Calculation tool in javascript).

Earth's orbit

  Date Distance to the Sun
Perihelion (minimum distance) 4 January 147.095.995 km
Afhelion (maximum distance) 6 July 152.093.527 km

Moon

Lunar phases ( UT ):

New Moon Crescent Moon Full Moon Waning Moon
    05/01/2015 13/01/2015
20/01/2015 27/01/2015 03/02/2015 12/02/2015
18/02/2015 25/02/2015 05/03/2015 13/03/2015
20/03/2015 27/03/2015 04/04/2015 12/04/2015
18/04/2015 25/04/2015 04/05/2015 11/05/2015
18/05/2015 25/05/2015 02/06/2015 09/06/2015
16/06/2015 24/06/2015 02/07/2015 08/07/2015
16/07/2015 24/07/2015 31/07/2015 07/08/2015
14/08/2015 22/08/2015 29/08/2015 05/09/2015
13/09/2015 21/09/2015 28/09/2015 04/10/2015
13/10/2015 20/10/2015 27/10/2015 03/11/2015
11/11/2015 19/11/2015 25/11/2015 03/12/2015
11/12/2015 18/12/2015 25/12/2015  

Moon's orbit

Perigee (minimum distance) Apogee (maximum distance)
          09th January
21st January 19th February 19th March 06th February 05th March 01st April
17th April 15yh Mayo 10th June 29th April 26th Mayo 23th June
05yh July 02nd August 30th August 21th July 18th August 14th September
28th September 26th October 23th November 11st October 07th November 05th December
21st December          

Information about the planets ( UT ):

Mercury

Day Hour Event
     
14th January 20 h Max elong East
     
24th February 17 h Max elong West
     
07th May 05 h Max elong East
     
24th June 17 h Max elong West
     
04th September 10 h Max elong East
     
16th October 04 h Max elong West
     
29th December 03 h Max elong East

Venus

Day Hour Event
06th June 18 h Max elong East
26th October 07 h Max elong West

Mars

Day Hour Event
14th June 16 h Conjunction

Jupiter

Day Hour Event
06th February 18 h Opposition
26th August 22 h Conjunction

Saturn

Day Hour Event
23th Mayo 02 h Opposition
30th November 00 h Conjunction

Uranus

Day Hour Event
06th April 14 h Conjunction
1nd October 04 h Opposition

Neptune

Day Hour Event
26th February 05 h Conjunction
01st September 04 h Opposition

Eclipses

Solar eclipses

Type Day Hour of the maximum Visibility
Total 20th March 09h 46m UT Faroe Islands, Svalbard. Visible as partial from Spain (63.4%)
Partial 13th September 06h 54m UT Southern Africa, Antarctica, Indian Ocean, Atlantic

Lunar eclipses

| Type | Day | Hour of the maximum | Visibility ||Asia, Australia, Pacific, Latin

Total 04th April 12h 00m UT  
Total 28th September 02h 47m UT Eastern Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, West Asia. All phases visible from Spain.

Other Events

Meteors Shower

Name Days Maximum aprox Constelation around the radiant Meteors per hour (aprox)
Quadrantids 1-5 January 3 January Bootes 120
Lyrid 15-28 April 22 April Lyra 15
Eta-Aquarid 19 April - 28 May 6 May Aquarius 60
Arietid 22 May-2 July 7 June Aries 54
Delta Aquarid 12 july-19 August 30 July Aquarius 20
Perseids 17 July - 24 August 12 August Perseus 90
Orionids 2October-7 November 21 October Orion 20
Leonids 14 - 21 November 17 November Leo variable
Geminids 7 17 December 13-14 December Gemini 120

Links

  1. Ephemerids from Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
  2. Space calendar
  3. Ephemerids from ROA
  4. Eclipse Homepage from NASA
  5. http://olympus.umons.ac.be/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/ephemerides-olympus-2012.pdf
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