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Astronomical agenda for 2016

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Remarkable events

Transit of Mercury, 9th May 2016, Live webcast on ServiAstro

Tables

Sun

Changes of season

Date Exact hour
Spring 20 March 04 h 30 m UT
Summer 20 June 22 h 34 m UT
Autumm 22 September 14 h 21 m UT
Winter 21 December 10 h 44 m UT

Sunrise and sunset hours for any place (Calculation tool in javascript).

Earth's orbit

Date Distance to the Sun
Perihelion (minimum distance) 2 January 147.095.995 km
Afhelion (maximum distance) 4 July 152.093.527 km

Moon

Lunar phases ( UT ):

New Moon Crescent Moon Full Moon Waning Moon
      02/01/2016
10/01/2016 16/01/2016 24/01/2016 01/02/2016
08/02/2016 15/02/2016 22/02/2016 01/03/2016
09/03/2016 15/03/2016 23/03/2016 31/03/2016
07/04/2016 14/04/2016 22/04/2016 30/04/2016
06/05/2016 13/05/2016 21/05/2016 29/05/2016
05/06/2016 12/06/2016 20/06/2016 27/06/2016
04/07/2016 12/07/2015 19/07/2015 26/07/2015
02/08/2016 10/08/2016 18/08/2016 25/08/2016
01/09/2016 09/09/2016 16/09/2016 23/09/2016
01/10/2016 09/10/2016 16/10/2016 22/10/2016
30/10/2016 07/11/2016 14/11/2016 21/11/2016
29/11/2016 07/12/2016 14/12/2016 21/12/2016
29/12/2016

Moon's orbit

Perigee (minimum distance) Apogee (maximum distance)
          02 January
15 January 11 February 10 March 30 January 27 February 25 March
07 April 06 May 03 June 21 April 18 May 15 June
01 Julyl 27 Julyl 22 August 13 Julyl 10 August 06 September
18 September 17 October 14 November 04 October 31 October 27 November
12 December       25 December  

Information about the planets ( UT ):

Mercury

Transit of Mercury, 9th May 2016

Day Hour Event
     
07 February 01 h Max.west elongation
     
18 April 14 h Max.east elongation
     
05 June 09 h Max.west elongation
     
16 August 21 h Max.east elongation
     
28 September 19 h Max.west elongation
     
11 December 04 h Max.east elongation

Venus

Day Hour Event
- - -
- - -

Mars

Day Hour Event
22 May 11 h Oposition

Jupiter

Day Hour Event
08 March 10 h Oposition
26 September 06 h Conjunction

Saturn

Day Hour Event
3 June 06 h Oposition
10 December 11 h Conjunction

Uranus

Day Hour Event
09 April 21 h Conjunction
15 October 10 h Oposition

Neptune

Day Hour Event
28 February 15 h Conjunction
02 September 15 h Oposition

Eclipses

Solar eclipses

Type Day Hour of the maximum Visibility
Total 09 March 1h 57m UT Visible from Asia, Australia, Pacific. Total en: Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Pacific
Annular 1 September 09h 06m UT Visible from Africa, Oceano Indic. Annular: Atlantic, c Africa, Madagascar, Índian Ocean

Lunar eclipses

Type Day Hour of the maximum Visibility
Penumbral 23 March 11h 47m UT Asia, Australia, Pacific, West America
Penumbral 16 September 18h 55m UT Europa, Africa, Asia, Australia, West Pacific

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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