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 archæology 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+ 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.

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

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 October 01 to December 31 2020

text translation service for many worldwide languages

 

 

Skywatching Calendars for:

January - March 2020 | April - June 2020 | July - September 2020

 

 

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 1995 to present

António Cidadão's Practical Advice for Astrophotography & CCD Imaging

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy Website debunks astro-nonsense


As of October 01 2020
according to Near-Earth asteroid 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

USAF Archive of Fireball Data Releases

NASA JPL Asteroid Watch

The Longterm Impact Hazard to Earth

 

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

What is Heliophysics | 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 Gallery


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

 

 

October 2020 Celestial Events & Space Research News

October 2020 SkyMaps & Sky Guides will not be available until October 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


October 2020 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - October 2020

Meteorite Times Magazine - October 2020 - available mid-October

At the start of October 2020 the Sunspot Number is 0


 

October 01 2020 - 22:06 UT

Full Hunter's Moon

 

October 01 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury - At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (25°) - as seen from Earth

Asteroid 2020 SN6 encounter - miss distance 2.6 LD, size = 6 metres

Asteroid 2020 SW6 encounter - miss distance 2.8 LD, size = 6 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2020 SN6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.007 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2020 SW6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.007 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2020 SU5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.014 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2001 GP2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.016 AU)

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR - At Opposition (0.572 AU))

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia October 01 - October 07"

"Calling on Amateur Astronomers: Observe Venus!"


October 02 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"High-energy cosmic rays: Solving a century-old mystery"

"Why Astronomers Want to Build a SETI Observatory on the Moon"


 

October 03 2020 - 17:22 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 406,321 km)

 

October 03 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet P/2007 R2 (Gibbs) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.653 AU)

"Einstein. Right again"


October 04 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2010 UC Near-Earth Flyby (0.037 AU)

"Those are Exoplanets. You’re Looking at Actual Exoplanets 63 Light-Years Away!"


October 05 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


October 06 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


October 07 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"A maxi-Mars, a mini-moon and meteors light up the October night sky"


October 08 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia October 08 - October 15"

"NASA is about to land on an asteroid. Here's what we know about Bennu"


October 09 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Draconids Meteor Shower Peak

"Tunguska explosion in 1908 caused by asteroid grazing Earth"

"Osiris-REX Finds Some of Solar System's Oldest Rocks on Bennu"


 

October 10 2020 - 01:41 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

October 10 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Southern Taurids (STA) Meteor Shower Peak


October 11 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


October 12 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 99942 Apophis - Closest Approach To Earth (0.216 AU)

Asteroid 2020 TS1 encounter - miss distance 0.7 LD, size = 5 metres

Asteroid 2020 TS4 encounter - miss distance 1.7 LD, size = 9 metres


October 13 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2018 GD2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.042 AU)

Asteroid 2020 TD7 encounter - miss distance 0.9 LD, size = 15 metres


October 14 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Explore Earth's history with help from the cosmos"

"Starman Just Made his Closest Approach to Mars"


October 15 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia October 15 - October 22"

"The Moon's ancient magnetic field helped protect the young Earth"


 

October 16 2020 - 23:46 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 356,913 km)

 

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

 

October 16 2020 - 20:32 UT

New Moon

 

October 16 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Pandemic Inspires Surge in Telescope Sales"

"Pluto has Snowcapped Mountains, But Why?"

"The Moon’s farside unveiled"


October 17 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2020 TG6 encounter - miss distance 0.4 LD, size = 5 metres

Asteroid 2020 TK3 encounter - miss distance 1.3 LD, size = 12 metres

Asteroid 2020 TX4 encounter - miss distance 1.6 LD, size = 10 metres


October 18 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2020 TE6 encounter - miss distance 0.6 LD, size = 11 metres

Asteroid 2020 TH6 encounter - miss distance 1.8 LD, size = 6 metres


October 19 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2020 TF6 encounter - miss distance 0.4 LD, size = 12 metres


October 20 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Orionids Meteor Shower

2020 Orionid Meteor Shower Overnight

Apollo Asteroid 2017 UH5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.023 AU)


October 21 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Orionids Meteor Shower Peak

2020 Orionid Meteor Shower Overnight

Aten Asteroid 2018 VG Near-Earth Flyby (0.039 AU)


October 22 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Orionids Meteor Shower Peak - watch in the early hours before dawn


 

October 23 2020 - 14:24 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

October 23 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


October 24 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2017 TK6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.044 AU)


October 25 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2008 GM2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.045 AU)

European Summer Time Ends - Set Clock Back 1 Hour (European Union)


October 26 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


October 27 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


October 28 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


October 29 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

October 30 2020 - 18:46 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 406,393 km)

 

October 30 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

October 31 2020 - 14:51 UT

Full Beaver Moon
Blue Moon

 


October 31 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

SpaceWeather Information & Resources

Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

What is Heliophysics | 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 Gallery


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

 

 

November 2020 Celestial Events & Space Research News

November 2020 SkyMaps and Sky Guides NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL November 1st

November 2020 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - November 2020

Meteorite Times Magazine - November 2020 - available mid-November

At the start of November 2020 the Sunspot Number is ?


November 01 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Daylight Saving - Set Clock Back 1 Hour - USA


November 02 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VP1 encounter - miss distance 1.1 LD, size = 2 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2018 VP1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.003 AU)


November 03 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Southern (STA) Taurids meteor shower peak - overnight til dawn

Apollo Asteroid 2020 HF4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.041 AU)

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR - Closest Approch To Earth (0.494 AU)


November 04 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Southern Taurids (STA) meteor shower peak - overnight til dawn


November 05 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2010 JL88 Near-Earth Flyby (0.027 AU)


November 06 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 07 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

November 08 2020 - 13:47 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

November 08 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 09 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Carl Sagan Day

Amor Asteroid 2018 VS4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.038 AU)


November 10 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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

Comet P/2009 Q4 (Boattini) - At Opposition (0.479 AU)


November 11 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Northern Taurids meteor shower peak - overnight til dawn


November 12 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Northern Taurids (NTA) Meteor Shower Peak


November 13 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Atira Asteroid 2017 XA1 - Closest Approach To Earth (0.220 AU)


 

November 14 2020 - 11:48 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 357,839 km)

 

November 14 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.396 AU)


 

November 15 2020 - 05:08 UT

New Moon

 

November 15 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 16 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Leonids Meteor Shower peak - overnight til dawn


November 17 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Leonids Meteor Shower Peak

2020 Leonids Meteor Shower


November 18 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 19 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 20 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 21 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

November 22 2020 - 04:45 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

November 22 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 23 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2017 WJ16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)


November 24 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 25 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 26 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2018 RQ4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.021 AU)


 

November 27 2020 - 00:29 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 405,891 km)

 

November 27 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


November 28 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2020 KZ2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.015 AU)


November 29 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 153201 (2000 WO107) Near-Earth Flyby (0.029 AU)


 

November 30 2020 - 09:32 UT

Full Long Nights Moon

 

November 30 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


 

SpaceWeather Information & Resources

Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

What is Heliophysics | 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 Gallery


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

 

 

December 2020 Celestial Events & Space Research News

December 2020 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - December 2020

Meteorite Times Magazine - December 2020 - available mid-December

At the start of December 2020 the Sunspot Number is ?


December 01 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2020 SO encounter - miss distance 0.1 LD, size = 8 metres


December 02 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2019 XH2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.041 AU)


December 03 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2010 TK7 (Earth Trojan) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.217 AU)


December 04 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 05 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 06 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) - At Opposition (0.468 AU)


December 07 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

December 08 2020 - 00:37 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

December 08 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2018 PK21 Near-Earth FLyby (0.031 AU)


December 09 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 10 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 11 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

December 12 2020 - 20:42 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 361,777 km)

 

December 12 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 13 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

2020 Geminids Meteor Shower - overnight til dawn

Geminids Meteor Shower Peak - overnight til dawn


 

December 14 2020 - 16:18 UT

New Moon

 

December 14 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Total Solar Eclipse - visible from Argentina


December 15 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet P/2013 TL117 (Lemmon) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.468 AU)


December 16 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 17 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 18 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 19 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 428694 Saule - Closest Approach To Earth (0.438 AU)


December 20 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

December 21 2020 - 10:02 UT

Alban Arthan
Winter Solstice

 

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

 

December 21 2020 - 23:42 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

December 21 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Jupiter Passes 0.1 Degrees from Saturn


December 22 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Ursids Meteor Shower Peak


December 23 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet P/2009 Q4 (Boattini) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.377 AU)


 

December 24 2020 - 16:32 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 405,010 km)

 

December 24 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2011 CL50 Near-Earth Flyby (0.003 AU)


December 25 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 501647 (2014 SD224) Near-Earth Flyby (0.020 AU)


December 26 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 27 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2016 AF2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2012 XE133 Near-Earth Flyby (0.030 AU)


December 28 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 29 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 162173 Ryugu - Near-Earth Flyby (0.061 AU)


 

December 30 2020 - 03:30 UT

Full 13th Moon 2020

 

December 30 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2012 UK171 Near-Earth Flyby (0.040 AU)


December 31 2020 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


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Skywatching Calendars for:

January - March 2020 | April - June 2020 | July - September 2020

 


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