General Information and News

 

What exactly happens in the sky? Which repetitive events take place and what is current? The following blog entries inform you about the most important celestial events and keep you up to date:

News

Event Date Description
Shooting Stars Leonids 17th - 18th November 2019 The Leonids reach their peak
Transit of Mercury 11th November 2019 Mercury passes in front of the Sun
Shooting Stars Orionids 21st - 22nd October 2019 The Orionids reach their peak
Shooting Stars Perseids 9th - 13th August 2019 The Perseids show us up to 100 shooting stars per hour
Shooting Stars Eta-Aquariids 5th - 6th May 2019 The Eta-Aquariids reach their peak
Shooting Stars Lyrids 22nd - 23rd April 2019 The Lyrids reach their peak
First picture of a Black Hole 10th April 2019 After years of research, the first photo of a black hole was published
Super Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse 21st January 2019 The Super Moon will be seen together with a total lunar eclipse
Shooting Stars Quadrantids 3rd - 4th January 2019 The Quadrantids reach their peak
Shooting Stars Ursides 22nd - 23rd December 2018 The Ursides reach their peak
Shooting Stars Geminids 13th - 14th December 2018 The Geminids reach their peak
Possible Moon of Exoplanet October 2018 Moon possibly discovered outside the solar system
Shooting Stars Draconids 8th - 9th October 2018 The Draconids reach their peak
Total Lunar Eclipse 27th July 2018 The longest total lunar eclipse of the century
Gaia Mission 26th April 2018 Mission Gaia measures 1.7 billion stars

General Celestial Events

Event Frequency Description
Noctilucent Clouds Once a year Origin and visibility of Noctilucent Clouds
Moon Rhythms Once a month Information about the five rhythms of the moon
New Moon & Full Moon Once a month Origin and impact of the New and Full Moon
Solstice Twice a year Origin and meaning of the solstice
Equinox Twice a year Meaning of an equinox