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August 2020: Comets

Great news for all those who have at home not even professional, but amateur telescopes: all week from August 3 to 9, in the evening and morning twilight, three comets will be seen in the sky simultaneously: Neowise, Panstarrs, and Lemmon.

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Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Meteor shower on July 29th — don’t miss it! A meteor shower of Southern Delta Aquarids is expected to get the maximum force in the night sky on July 29. Scientists believe that the number of meteors can reach 25 per hour, and one will be able to observe them with the naked eye, provided the night is cloudless.

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Brightest celestial body of July — Jupiter

This is the planet that will be most interesting and easiest to observe throughout July. It will become the brightest by July 14, when it is in a confrontation with the Sun and is clearly visible in the night sky.

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Lunar Occultation of Venus

Lunar occultation of Venus on June 19, 2020 - don’t forget to see. On June 19, with daytime visibility, it will be possible to observe an eclipse (occultation) of Venus by the Moon. Lunar occultationr means that Venus will be completely closed by the Earth’s satellite, and then will appear again creating a beautiful light.

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Dance of Planets

On June 7 and 8 Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon will appear together in the night sky. This arrangement of three celestial bodies in the same line is called «dance of planets», and it can be well seen immediately after midnight.

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Lunar Eclipse June 5, 2020

On June 5, 2020 the second lunar eclipse of this year will be observed in the sky, which will also coincide with the full moon. The eclipse will be clearly visible in different parts of the world: the inhabitants of Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, South America and southwestern Russia will be able to observe it.

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Mercury in May 2020

Let’s assume you are going to observe Mercury from May 15 to 22. What needs to be done to determine its location? To begin with, find Venus, the largest and brightest star, and a little lower, almost above the horizon, you can find Mercury, which also differs from other stars with its intense white light.

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Hurricane Season 2020

The current Atlantic hurricane season promises to be the strongest for the last few years. The annual hurricane season starts in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 and it will last till the end of November. According to the forecast of the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the 2020 season will surpass previous years as for the strength and frequency of storms and hurricanes.

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SWAN Comet

A new comet will pass its closest to the Earth on May 13, 2020 Good news for those who want to see something interesting in the sky without any special devices. The chance will come on May 13 as that will be the night when the comet named SWAN will approach our planet and become visible.

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Jupiter and Saturn

The nights in May are almost the shortest of the year, however, one can see a lot of interesting things in the sky even in such short night hours. For example, you can even observe two planets right in the East without any telescope: these are Jupiter and Saturn.

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Supermoon

Already this week, May 7, we’ll be able to observe the last Super Moon of the year. This interesting and very beautiful natural phenomenon occurs when the distance between the Moon and the Earth is reduced to the minimum.

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May 2020: Watch The Sky

What interesting can be seen in the May sky? If you pay attention to its western part near the horizon, your attention will be definitely attracted by a bright shining star. This is the planet Venus. It is difficult to confuse it with other stars, as it is much brighter and does not flicker.

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