New Moon Solar Eclipse on September 1, 2016. 2:02 PM PST
and 5:02 PM EST. A great time to tune into the universe and all that's around
Strawberry Full Moon makes this summer solstice a rare thing.
Once in-a-lifetime special. The 2016 North America summer solstice happens on June 20, 2016
at 6:34 PM EDT.That's the very moment when, essentially, the Sun stands still at its northern most point seen from Earth.
It's zenith doesn't yearn north or south, but waits patiently at the Tropical of Cancer before switching directions and heading
south again. This is where the word solstice comes from. It's the Northern Hemisphere's first summer solstice full moon since
1967. What makes this so special is that the Full Moon and the solstice happen the same day.
The New Moon takes place at 19 degrees 16 min of Aquarius at 6:40 Am in Los Angeles and at 9:40 Am in New
York on February 8, 2016.
A rare celestial show this week.
A rare celestial show this week.
Five planets line up in the pre-dawn sky for the first time in 11 years. Mercury, Venus, Mars,
Jupiter and Saturn will be visible at the same time.All 5 planets will can be seen before dawn at 6.50 am EST on Wednesday.
They will be visible each day before dawn through February 20, 2016.
moves from evening to morning sky. Mercury is at the tail end of a fine evening apparition for the Northern Hemisphere. Because
Mercury reaches perihelion – its nearest point to the sun – on January 8, that means the solar system’s
innermost and swiftest planet is speeding up all the more. It'll pass in between the Earth and sun on January 14, to transition
over to the morning sky. This world will become visible in the eastern sky before sunrise, starting around January 20.
Once Mercury enters into the morning sky, it'll join up with the other four morning
planets – Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn – to feature the first appearance of all five visible planets in the
same sky since the year 2005. Look for all five visible planets to adorn the predawn/dawn sky from about January 20 to February
expect people from both Earth’s Northern and Southern
Hemispheres to see Mercury with relative ease by around January 25. Mercury will be at its best in the morning sky for several
weeks, centered around February 7, 2016. At this juncture, Mercury rises about 80 minutes before the sun at mid-northern
latitudes. At temperate latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, Mercury rises a whopping two hours (120 minutes) before sunrise.
As always, no matter where you live, binoculars help out with any Mercury
Although Mercury’s upcoming morning apparition will be a good
one for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, it definitely favors the Southern Hemisphere. Mercury might be visible
for the whole month of February, 2016 in the Southern Hemisphere. The stars Antares and Spica will also be visible in
the same patch of sky. Uranus and Neptune are the only two planets that won't be seen.
Next occurrence in 2040 “grand conjunction” of planets would occur 24 years from now, on Sept.
10, 2040 when the five planets will appear close together in the sky. The difference is that in 2040 all planets line up
in the sign Libra creating a need for balance.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse September 16, 2016 at 12:05 PM PST and 3:05 PM EST.