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Astronomical Spring

March 20 is the day of the vernal equinox, after which the length of the day will gradually become longer than that of the night. On the equinox day the Sun will cross the celestial equator and equalize day and night.

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Cassiopeia and Parade of Planets

On Sunday, February 14, 2021 we recommend you to find in the sky a bright variable star of V Cassiopeia, which will reach its maximum brightness exactly by St Valentine’s Day In addition, this week you can observe not only the planets one by one, but the real parade of 4 of them: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.

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What Will The January Sky Show Us?

The night sky in January is traditionally considered the most beautiful and generous for astronomical observations’ lovers. The bright constellations of Orion, Taurus and Auriga will be clearly visible above the southern horizon. In addition, it will also be possible to perfectly see the Horsehead and Orion nebulae, as well as the most beautiful star clusters of the Pleiades and Hyades.

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Glacier Covered with Tarpaulin

In Italy a glacier was covered with tarpaulin to protect it from melting. In the northern Italy, environmentalists are right now trying to cover the Presena Glacier in the Alps with tarpaulin. Long-term observations say that since 1993 the glacier has already lost more than a third of its area and the situation is getting worse.

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How Many Hurricanes Did 2020 Bring?

2020 hurricane season breaks a historic record. This year, the maximum recorded number of named hurricanes during the hurricane season reached 30. They mostly took place in the southeast coast of the United States, the Caribbean and Central America.

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Watching the full moon on October 31, 2020

On the last day of the month, one can observe the full moon in the sky. The ideal observation time is 14:51 (UTC). And what do people associate the full moon with? It has always been considered the most magical time of the year.

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Orionids Starfall

From October 16 to 27, a real starfall will spill onto the Earth. It will be a meteor shower with a radiant in the Orion constellation, and therefore it will be called the Orionids Starfall. The peak of its activity will be on October 21-22.

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Draconid Meteor Shower

Another meteor shower this week. On October 8, 2020 the maximum effect of the Draconid meteor shower is expected. The coordinates of the radiant during its maximum are as follows: alpha - 262 degrees, delta - + 56 degrees. Ideal time for observations: October 8 at 20:00 UT, as well as October 9 at 4:00 UT and from 9.

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Mars and Earth Convergence

Convergence of Mars and Earth in early October. First week of October 2020 will be characterized by the approach of Mars to Earth. On October 6, the distance between the two planets will be 62 million kilometers, which, by astronomical standards, is practically the minimum distance.

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Observing the Andromeda's Nebula

Already in mid-September, immediately after sunset, it will be possible to observe the galaxy beautifully named as “Andromeda’s Nebula” (M31). It will be possible to see it more clearly through binoculars, and if you also have a telescope, then you will be able to see its satellites - compact elliptical galaxies M 32 and M 110.

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