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Perseids Starfall

Perseids starfall from 10 to 20 August. Already next week, starting from August 10, it will be possible to observe the famous Perseids starfall in the night sky. The Perseids are numerous tail particles of the Swift-Tuttle Comet. It last approached the Earth in 1992.

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Aquarids Starfall

In the first dates of May we will be able to watch the Aquarids Starfall. The peak of its activity will be on May 6-7, but overall the shower is visible from about April 19 to about May 28 each year.

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Have You Seen Daytime Moon?

It is considered that the Moon can be observed only at night. However, in fact, it can easily be seen in the afternoon. And by the way, this very question “why the Moon is in the sky during the day” is often asked by children who are much more observant than adults.

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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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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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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 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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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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