The upcoming astronomical events in 2013

This list presents the most spectacular astronomical events of 2013. Many of them can be seen all over the world, and some only in certain areas. To be interested in such events need not be a scientist, and this list will help you not to miss them.

10. Lyrids meteor shower (Lyrids Meteor Shower):
Lyrids meteor shower occurs at the same time every year. He can be seen in the period from the 16th to the 25th of April, and it peaks in the length of time from the 21st to 22 th. Usually flies 10 to 20 meteors per hour, but the number could be as high as 100. The traces left by these meteors are visible in a few minutes. Meteors are also the reason that small flakes of comet dust collide with the atmosphere at a speed of 49 kilometers per second, resulting in formation of bright streaks of light.

9. Partial lunar eclipse (Partial Lunar Eclipse):
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, and this means that the moon enters the shadow of Earth. On the night of April 25, will be only a partial eclipse, that is part of the moon will be in the dark, where a certain amount of sunlight will reach it (although less than normal) and the other part will be in the shade, where sunlight can not reach it . This eclipse will last 27 minutes, and will be visible in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The second of three lunar eclipses, which should take place in 2013, should take place on May 25. It will be half-shadow lunar eclipse. The last lunar eclipse of this year, which will also be half-shadow, there will be 18 October.

8. Opposition of Saturn (Saturn at Opposition):
April 28 Earth will be directly between Saturn and the Sun. This is called a conflict, because Saturn will be located directly opposite the Sun in our sky. It will begin in the east at sunset and stops in the west at sunrise. During the night, it will be the brightest object in our sky. Saturn will be located closer than usual throughout 2013, so April 28 is exactly the time when it will be seen most clearly. Those of us who live in the northern hemisphere (ie, about 90% of people) will be able to observe Saturn all summer, and those who have a telescope, even be able to look at his rings.

7. Meteor shower this Aquarids (Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower):
Meteor shower this Aquarids can be observed in the period from May 4 to 7, but it will peak the fifth and the second number. Visibility meteor shower this Aquarids will greatly increase from north to south, up to 60 meteors per hour in the Southern Hemisphere. According to preliminary data, in Mexico and the southern United States will see about 10-20 meteors per hour. The best time to observe meteors will be an hour or two before dawn on any of these days, and the most intense meteor flux will be in the morning on May 5.

6. Annular solar eclipse:
As we all know, a solar eclipse is the opposite of the lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on the Earth's surface. There are two types of solar eclipses: total and annular. It will be an annular solar eclipse, the Sun is not closed completely - its ring of light will still be seen. However, the result is no less impressive than the full eclipse. This year's eclipse will be seen on May 10 in Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands in the central Pacific Ocean.

5. Opposition of Venus and Jupiter (Venus And Jupiter at Opposition):
May 28, Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the sky within 1 degree of each other, as Mercury will be visible in their vicinity. Venus and Jupiter is very bright planets, ideal for our observation, because they seem just before sunset in the West, which means that if they were darker, they would most likely eclipsed sun.

4. Perseid meteor shower (Perseids Meteor Shower):
This is one of the largest meteor showers, which is very popular among fans of the observation of the sky. This meteor shower will be held from 12th to 13th August, and the summer weather will provide a more accurate observation than other meteor showers of the year. Frequency falling meteors can reach up to 60 meteors per hour, and the best time to watch will be around 11 pm. Crescent moon should disappear in time for this time, and this means that the moon does not eclipse the meteors with its light.

3. Opposition Neptune and Uranus (Neptune And Uranus at Opposition): 
August 27 Neptune will be closest to Earth, except that it will cover the sun. Thanks to the clear sky, which according to preliminary data we expect in August, it must be clearly visible as a blue circle in the sky. And Uranus will come closer to the Earth on October 3. However, due to the fact that at this point the sky will not be as clear to see green and blue planet need a powerful telescope.

2. Hybrid Solar Eclipse (Hybrid Solar Eclipse):
Hybrid solar eclipse - a phenomenon that varies from full to the annular eclipse, depending on what point of the planet you are watching it. This eclipse will occur on November 3 and it will start at 10:04 (UT) and it will end at 15:28. It will not be visible in most of North and South America, although it can see some countries in the East, just after sunrise. The shadow of the eclipse almost immediately close the entire African continent, before the eclipse is over, when you come to Iran.

1. Geminids meteor shower (Geminids):
Many believe that the Geminids meteor shower is the largest and most beautiful of all the meteor shower. During a meteor fall from the frequency of 60 meteors per hour, and in contrast to many other meteor showers, the meteors colorful. They can be observed from the 2nd to the 19th of December, and will reach its peak flow in the period from 13th to 15th. These meteors are best admired at midnight, and by all accounts this show will be unforgettable.


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