5 ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED IN 2019

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The year 2019 will be marked by several meteor showers, eclipses, planetary conjunctions, supermoons and more than one varieties of celestial events. If you love watching the sky, these astronomical phenomena will be the perfect opportunity to look up at the sky. Some are visible to the naked eye, others only with telescope, we selected 5 moments in 2019 when something different will happen to us. Check out.

Total lunar eclipse - January 21

 





The total lunar eclipse will occur at dawn on January 21 and will be visible throughout the Brazilian territory. The phenomenon will be accompanied by a supermoon - the moment when our natural satellite enters its perigee, that is, it arrives at the closest point with Earth. The eclipse starts at 1h37min (21) in daylight saving time. At 3h12min the eclipse will arrive in its totality and at 5h48min the phenomenon finally ends.

Conjunction Moon, Jupiter and Venus - January 31

 





In the dawn of the last day of January, the Moon, Jupiter and Venus will form an incredible conjunction. The planet Jupiter will be on the highest elevation, Venus in the smallest and the Moon in the middle - forming a picture of a cosmic smile.

Líridas meteor shower - 21 and 22 of April

A meteor shower happens when the Earth goes through some debris left by some comet or asteroid. These debris are particles that range in size from grains of sand to the size of a car. The Líridas will be visible in April and is the first "large" shower of the year - they can provide up to 20 meteors per hour.

Opposition of Jupiter - June 10

The largest planet in the solar system will make its closest approach to Earth and its face facing us will be opposite the Sun, that is, in a plane of the solar system the Sun, the Earth and Jupiter will be aligned. This will make the face of the gigantic giants facing us 100% bright and the planet shining brightly in the sky.

Passage of Mercury in front of the solar disk (Mercury Transit) - November 11

 

Anyone who has telescopes with appropriate filters to see the sun will see Mercury passing in front of the solar disk. This is an interesting phenomenon to see with a telescope, but with great caution. If you do not use a suitable filter on your equipment, you may be blinded by the magnification the telescope makes in sunlight.

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These 5 astronomical events are just examples of what is coming soon. Follow our page throughout the year and stay connected in the other various phenomena that are to come.
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