- Astronomy for January 20212021 starts with a quiet astronomical month in January. Both Saturn and Jupiter enter solar conjunction this month and disappear behind the sun. The y-Ursae Minorids and Quandrantids meteor showers will appear near the Little Dipper this month. Lastly Mercury enters retrograde at the end of January.
- Astronomy for December 2020Winter is Coming! in December of 2020. And with it, a beautiful solar eclipse and three meteor showers in this month’s Astronomy post. The New Moon on December 14th will give a stunning display of a Total Solar Eclipse. December 21st begins the astronomical winter in the Northern Hemisphere. 2020 ends with a bang with three different meteor showers on the 13th and 22nd. The Ursid Meteor Shower will be easy to see from the Northern Hemisphere!
- Monthly Astronomy for November 2020After the astronomically busy Halloween, November 2020 starts off the colder months with a bang. This month’s full moon gives us a prenumbral lunar eclipse, while Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon give us a show on the 19th. Even if the weather is cold, hopefully that means clear night skies for stargazing!
- Monthly Astronomy for October 2020October starts with the year’s Harvest Moon, the closest full moon to the Autumn Equinox. Halloween 2020 will be illuminated with a Blue Moon, the second full moon of this month. Even if you cannot attend the usual autumn festivities in person, there are plenty of celestial celebrations to watch at night.
- Happy Autumn Equinox!While the Earth is at an equilibrium axial tilt, we should try to take a moment and find equilibrium for ourselves. It is time to reflect, but also look ahead to the new year. While the growing season comes to an end, let’s prepare for 2021 and what new eldritch horror awaits us. In the mean time, enjoy these new moon phase calendars!