The Morien Institute - The events of July 16th to 22nd 1994, when the remnants of a fragmenting comet, P/Shoemaker-Levy 9, bombarded the surface of Jupiter causing fireballs many times the size of our own planet, were an abrupt wake-up call even for those who were aware of them. The historical sciences generally, and archćology in particular, have collectively painted a picture of the past as if our planet stands alone in empty space. Nothing could be further from reality. Our resilient planet exists in a solar system that has experienced a very dynamic history over the past 20 to 30 millennia, and it is only from this wider solar system perspective that the true history of human civilisation will ever be fully understood. The Morien Institute archive therefore contains relevant material from many disciplines.

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Image of a revolving globe showing current sea levels since the end of the last ice age, before which many ancient societies like Atlantis flourished all over planet Earth on the continental shelves that were inundated by the rising sea levels caused by the melting ice sheets.

Skywatching Calendar January 01 - March 31 2021

text translation service for many worldwide languages

 

[Polly and I are devastated to announce that on Saturday January 30th 2021, John was walking to the shops along a sidestreet in Southport he has used for more than 10 years and was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant. The man slapped the back of his head, did the same to the right side of his head while shouting something John couldn't hear or make out. He then either hit him in the sternum with a fist or elbow. John lost his balance and fell over. Realising he would fall, John put his Right hand and arm over his head to prevent it impacting the ground and this saved him any head traumas.

The male attacker then calmly walked away aware that no-one had witnessed the assault which took place behind a high-sided vehicle. It was approx 17:15 and was just getting dark. John could only see the back of the man - dark or black clothes with a black hoody up over his head, and he glanced back quickly twice but by them he was about 150 yards away and John could not make out any features. One local private CCTV camera showed John walking slowly up to this vehicle and a young male walking quickly behind him. Only the attacker appared from behind the larger vehicle walking more slowly down the street. John was on the floor behind the larger vehicle where the assault took place. Police said there were no other CCTV cameras in the area, so the assault itself was not captured on video.

It was almost 1 hour and 30 minutes before the ambulance arrived, though the police arrived after around an hour. John has some medical training with St. John's Ambulance - the last time in 1999 - and did a quick self-assessment, diagnosing a possible broken left femur and/or hip. By then the temperature had dropped to minus 3/4 degrees centigrade, and John was lucky not to have slipped into serious hypothermia.

When the ambulance arrived he told the paramedics what he suspected and after they examined John on the ground they concurred. It took them 10 minutes to get him on a stretcher and into the ambulance. John was fully awake throughout and in incredible pain but remained alert and coherent throughout, engaging with the police and paramedics.They took him to Southport A & E holding area where he was immediately tested for the SARS CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19. All tests were thankfully negative so they put him in the non-covid A&E bay. X-rays showed several fractures in the neck of his left femur, and after some welcome morphine he had a less painful but rough night and an emergency operation first thing next morning.

After almost 2 weeks in hospital, and much physiotherapy, he was discharged to home with a 'stroller' - like a small zimmer frame with 2 wheels on the front - where he remains in recovery. Due to lockdowns Polly and I have not been able to leave the Frankfurt area of Germany to be with him, but a Polish friend, Dawid, has been helping John with his shopping needs, and clearing a pathway for him to get to the bathroom/bedroom/kitchen and lounge on his own using his stroller.

As of February 28 2021, John can now get himself up out of bed, wash and dress himself, and make his own food and hot drinks, but understands he will not be able to continue updating The Morien Institute website he has edited for the past 25 years. He also understands he will not be able to walk again unaided for the rest of his life, though knowing John we can confidently say he will undoubtedly try his best to do so. He is not a quitter, and we hope to be able get to him soon and find a new home for him more suitable to his new level of physical abilities, and hopefully help him regain as much mobility as possible - Helen



UPDATE APRIL 01 2021 - John is progressing slowly in his efforts to regain his mobility following the attack of January 30th 2021 which left him with a fractured Neck of his Left Femur. The emergency operation he had the following day went well, but since he has been discharged from hospital it has been a struggle for him to live independently despite daily help from his friend, Dawid, who does shopping for him. We are all very grateful to Dawid.

Obviously John cannot sit at the computer for very long at all without experiencing severe pain, so there will be no further updates of The Morien Institute website until Polly and I can arrange regular access to the servers to help him. This cannot be done at the moment as we are still in lockdown outside of Frankfurt and Germany is experiencing another lockdown due to a surge in new variant Covid-19 cases. PLEASE bear with us during these tragic times for John, and many thanks to all those who have sent good wishes to John. They are realy appreciated - Helen

 

This year The Morien Institute Skywatching Calendar will be much reduced compared to previous years

 

Skywatching Calendars for:

April - June 2021 | July - September 2021 | October - December 2021

 


For Your Safety When Daytime Skywatching Please Visit These Websites:

Safe SunWatching | Observing Eclipses Safely | Safely Viewing Sunspots

Safety In Sight | Solar and Heliospheric Observatory


Useful Websites for Skywatchers:

Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series

Space Weather Radio

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive 1996 to present

António Cidadăo's Practical Advice for Astrophotography & CCD Imaging

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy Website debunks astro-nonsense

How do I translate Universal Time (UT) into my time?



As of January 01 2021
according to Near-Earth Asteroid (NEO) monitoring groups there were
2037
KNOWN Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
in Earth-crossing orbits


Why Does This Number Go Up, Then Sometimes Go Down?

Book an Educational Visit to the UK SpaceGuard Centre
The National Near Earth Objects Information Centre
is located in Knighton, Powys, LD7 1LW, Wales, United Kingdom

It is open for Public Tours (suitable for ages 9+), and also for
School Tours (suitable for primary & secondary schools)

They are are easily accessible - See Map and directions


Impact Craters on Earth, our Moon
and the other planets in our Solar System

NASA JPL Asteroid Watch

 

The 3,600 year-old Nebra Sky Disc

The Nebra Sky Disc
Made of bronze, with gold decorations of the Sun, Moon and Pleiades
click the image to find out more

 

 

Free Open Source Planetarium
For Your Computer

- Enjoy -

 

 

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SpaceWeather Information & Resources

Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

NASA Living With a Star

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center | The Australian Space Weather Agency

Space Weather Radio | ESA Space Environment Information System

Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity

Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery

Realtime Comet Photo Galleries

Panspermia - Cosmic Ancestry


a solar wind image link to the australian spaceweather agency home page

Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability,
the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets

Over the past few centuries, our understanding of how the Sun drives space weather and climate
the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate

 

January 2021 Celestial Events & Space Research News

January 2021 SkyMaps & Sky Guides will not be available until January 1st

The Astronomy Picture of the Day feature will not be available until that date

It is updated daily using Universal Time (UT) which is the same as GMT

 

January 2021 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - January 2021

Meteorite Times Magazine - January 2021 - usually available middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

At the start of January 2021 the Sunspot Number is 25


January 01 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2021 AA encounter - miss distance 0.6 LD, size = 15 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2021 AA Near-Earth Flyby (0.002 AU)

"Some of Hayabusa2’s Samples are as Big as a Centimeter"

"January: The Hyades & Pleiades"


 

January 02 2021 - 13:51 UT

Earth at Perihelion
(closest to the Sun = 0.983 AU)

 


January 02 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2019 YH2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU)

"The Personnel of Space Force Will be Called Guardians"


January 03 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2021 AH encounter - miss distance 0.1 LD, size = 7 metres

Aten Asteroid 2020 YA1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.010 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2020 YP4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.015 AU)

Quadrantids (QUA) Meteor Shower Peak - IMO Details - watch after midnight hours

Quadrantids Meteor Shower

"Bill to Protect Lunar Artifacts Signed into Law"


January 04 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2021 AB encounter - miss distance 2.2 LD, size = 33 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2021 AB Near-Earth Flyby (0.006 AU)

2021 Quadrantid meteor shower - watch in pre-dawn hours

Quadrantids meteor shower peak - watch in pre-dawn hours

"Sky This Month: January 2021"


January 05 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Venus was once more Earth-like, but climate change made it uninhabitable"

"Meet Kochab, a Guardian of the Pole"

"Here’s the Asteroid Hayabusa2 is Going to be Visiting Next"

"Carrington Event" - audio and transcript

"The Interior of Enceladus Looks Really Great for Supporting Life"


 

January 06 2021 - 09:37 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 


January 06 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2018 KP1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.021 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2021 AC Near-Earth Flyby (0.023 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 332446 (2008 AF4) Near-Earth Flyby (0.025 AU)

"Arecibo is dead. Should we build its replacement on the Moon?"


January 07 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"New Observations Agree That the Universe is 13.77 Billion Years old"

"How to Warn of Imminent Neutron Star Collisions"

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia January 07 - January 14"


January 08 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The Sky This Week: Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury jockey for position"

"Stellar Flares May Not Condemn a Planet’s Habitability"


 

January 09 2021 - 15:39 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 367,390 km)

 


January 09 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 1.7° From Saturn - as seen from Earth

"Winning Urban Farming Ideas for Mars!"


January 10 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News ......

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Amateur Astronomer Finds 'Lost' Moons of Jupiter"


January 11 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 1.5° From Jupiter - as seen from Earth

Amor Asteroid 2013 YS2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.047 AU

Apollo Asteroid 2020 RO6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.050 AU)

"Perseverance rover: The search for life on Mars begins in February"


January 12 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2021 AX1 encounter - miss distance 1.5 LD, size = 11 metres

"The history of cosmic rays is buried beneath our feet"

"With its New Extension, Juno is Going to be Visiting Jupiter’s Moons"


 

January 13 2021 - 05:00 UT

New Moon

 


January 13 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2021 AT5 encounter - miss distance 2 LD, size = 11 metres

"Rocky Planet Found Around 10 Billion-Year-Old Star"

"Will Solar Cycle 25 Dazzle or Fizzle in 2021?"


January 14 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2021 AZ5 encounter - miss distance 1.6 LD, size = 9 metres

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia January 14 - January 21"

"Mars is Still an Active World. Here’s a Landslide in Nili Fossae"


January 15 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Astronomers edge closer to detecting background 'sea' of gravitational waves"

"The UK is Considering Nuclear Propulsion in Space"


January 16 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


January 17 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 320P/McNaught - Perihelion (0.972 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 65717 (1993 BX3) Near-Earth Flyby (0.047 AU)


January 18 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 323P/SOHO - Perihelion (0.039 AU)

"Planets are Finally Being Discovered Orbiting Farther From Their Stars"


January 19 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 141P-A/Machholz - Closest Approach To Earth (0.533 AU)

Comet 141P/Machholz - Closest Approach To Earth (0.533 AU)

"Astronomers want to plant telescopes on the Moon"

"The Solar Wind is More Attracted to the Earth’s North Pole Than the South. Why?"


 

January 20 2021 - 21:02 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 


January 20 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2021 BO1 encounter - miss distance 0.7 LD, size = 5 metres

Asteroid 2021 BK1 encounter - miss distance 1.2 LD, size = 19 metres

Asteroid 2021 BC encounter - miss distance 2.7 LD, size = 49 metres

"A Habitat at Ceres Could be the Gateway to the Outer Solar System"

"Comet Watch 2021"


 

January 21 2021 - 13:11 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 404,361 km)

 


January 21 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mars Passes 1.7° From Uranus - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope

Atira Asteroid 2017 YH - Closest Approach To Earth (0.119 AU)

"Red dwarf starlight used to grow photosynthesizing bacteria"

"China's Chang'e 5 Probe Heads Sunward"

"Mars has Been Through Many Ice Ages in the Last Billion Years"


January 22 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2020 YE5 encounter - miss distance 1.1 LD, size = 25 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2020 YE5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.005 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2020 XB7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.018 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2018 BX Near-Earth Flyby (0.023 AU)

"The 'Happy Face Crater' on Mars Has Been Changing Right Before Our Eyes"


January 23 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


January 24 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (19°) - as seen from Earth

"A New Idea to Harness Energy From Black Holes"

"The Largest Sea On Titan Could Be Over 300 Meters Deep"


January 25 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 BA3 encounter - miss distance 1.5 LD, size = 20 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2018 BA3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.004 AU)

Aten Asteroid 468727 (2010 JE87) Near-Earth Flyby (0.040 AU)


January 26 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Atira Asteroid 2010 XB11 - Closest Approach To Earth (0.686 AU)


January 27 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

January 28 2021 - 19:16 UT

Full Wolf Moon

 


January 28 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


January 29 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


January 30 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


January 31 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 65803 Didymos - Closest Approach To Earth (0.695 AU)


 

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

 

SpaceWeather Information & Resources

Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

NASA Living With a Star

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center | The Australian Space Weather Agency

Space Weather Radio | ESA Space Environment Information System

Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity

Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery

Realtime Comet Photo Galleries

Panspermia - Cosmic Ancestry


a solar wind image link to the australian spaceweather agency home page

Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability,
the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets

Over the past few centuries, our understanding of how the Sun drives space weather and climate
the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate

 

February 2021 Celestial Events & Space Research News

February 2021 SkyMaps & Sky Guides will not be available until February 1st

The Astronomy Picture of the Day feature will not be available until that date
It is updated daily using Universal Time (UT) which is the same as GMT


February 2021 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides ......

BBC The Sky at Night - February 2021

Meteorite Times Magazine - February 2021 - usually available middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

At the start of February 2021 the Sunspot Number is ?


February 01 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2016 CL136 Near-Earth Flyby (0.035 AU)


February 02 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2020 SO encounter - miss distance 0.6 LD, size = 10 metres

Comet 141P-D/Machholz - Closest Approach To Earth (0.775 AU)


 

February 03 2021 - 19:33 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 370,127 km) M

 


February 03 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2020 SO Near-Earth Flyby (0.001 AU)

Atira Asteroid 1998 DK36 - Closest Approach To Earth (0.181 AU)


 

February 04 2021 - 17:37 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 


February 04 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 05 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2018 PN22 Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2018 CH2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.037 AU)


February 06 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 07 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mars Spring Equinox

Apollo Asteroid 2018 RB Near-Earth Flyby (0.047 AU)


February 08 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 323P/SOHO - Closest Approach To Earth (0.443 AU)


February 09 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 10 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2019 YP5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.021 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2008 DB Near-Earth Flyby (0.034 AU)


 

February 11 2021 - 19:06 UT

New Moon

 


February 11 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 12 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Chinese New Year


February 13 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 14 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amor Asteroid 5879 Almeria - Closest Approach To Earth (0.199 AU)


February 15 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 16 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 17 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet P/1999 J6 (SOHO) - Perihelion (0.047 AU)


 

February 18 2021 - 10:22 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 404,467 km)

 


February 18 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet P/1999 J6 (SOHO) - Perihelion (0.047 AU)


 

February 19 2021 - 18:47 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 


February 19 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 20 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 21 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 22 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 23 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2015 EQ Near-Earth Flyby (0.046 AU)


February 24 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 25 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 26 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

February 27 2021 - 08:17 UT

Full Snow Moon
(SuperMoon)

 


February 27 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 28 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

 

SpaceWeather Information & Resources

Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

NASA Living With a Star

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center | The Australian Space Weather Agency

Space Weather Radio | ESA Space Environment Information System

Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity

Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery

Realtime Comet Photo Galleries

Panspermia - Cosmic Ancestry


a solar wind image link to the australian spaceweather agency home page

Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability,
the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets

Over the past few centuries, our understanding of how the Sun drives space weather and climate
the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate

 

March 2021 Celestial Events & Space Research News

March 2021 SkyMaps & Sky Guides will not be available until March 1st

The Astronomy Picture of the Day feature will not be available until that date
It is updated daily using Universal Time (UT) which is the same as GMT


March 2021 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .......

BBC The Sky at Night - March 2021

Meteorite Times Magazine - March 2021 - usually available middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

At the start of March 2021 the Sunspot Number is 0


March 01 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet C/2020 R4 (ATLAS) - Perihelion (1.028 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2011 DW Near-Earth Flyby (0.036 AU)


 

March 02 2021 - 05:19 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 365,422 km)

 


March 02 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2016 DV1 encounter - miss distance 3.9 LD, size = 39 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2016 DV1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.010 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 1999 RM45 Near-Earth Flyby (0.020 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2011 EH17 Near-Earth Flyby (0.024 AU)


March 03 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2020 SP Near-Earth Flyby (0.047 AU)


March 04 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 05 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Jupiter Passes 0.3° From Mercury - as seen from Earth


 

March 06 2021 - 01:30 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 


March 06 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury At Its Greatest Western Elongation (27°) - as seen from Earth


March 07 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 08 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 09 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 10 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 535844 (2015 BY310) Near-Earth Flyby (0.036 AU)

Comet 409P/LONEOS-Hill - Closest Approach To Earth (0.885 AU)


March 11 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 12 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

March 13 2021 - 10:21 UT

New Moon

 


March 13 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 14 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour - (USA)

Comet C/2020 P4-B (SOHO) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.930 AU)


March 15 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 16 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Asteroid 2021 FC2 encounter - miss distance 2 LD, size = 9 metres


March 17 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

March 18 2021 - 05:04 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 405,253 km)

 


March 18 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 19 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

March 20 2021 - 09:37 UT

Alban Eilir
Vernal (Spring) Equinox

 


March 20 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

March 21 2021 - 14:40 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 


March 21 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 231937 (2001 FO32) Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)


March 22 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 23 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 24 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 25 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 26 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 27 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2020 GE Near-Earth Flyby (0.032 AU)


 

March 28 2021 - 18:48 UT

Full Worm Moon

 


March 28 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

European Summer Time - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour - European Union


March 29 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Atira Asteroid 481817 (2008 UL90) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.539 AU)


March 30 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 31 2021 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo 2019 GM1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.039 AU)


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Skywatching Calendars for:

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