The Morien Institute - The events of December 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 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.

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 January 01 - March 31 2019

text translation service for many worldwide languages

 

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

 

Skywatching Calendars for:
April - June 2019 | July - September 2019 | October - December 2019

 


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 Cidadão'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 February 14 2019
according to Near-Earth Asteroid (NEO) monitoring groups there were
1967
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

an image of the Nebra Sky Disc which is a clickable image link to a book about it from amazon
Made of bronze, with gold decorations of the Sun, Moon and Pleiades
click the image to find out more

 

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For Your Computer

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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
on the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate

 

January 2019 Celestial Events & Space Research News

January 2019 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 2019 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - January 2019

Meteorite Times Magazine - January 2019 - usually available middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

At the start of January 2019 the Sunspot Number is 11


January 01 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2007 YQ56 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.076 AU)

"New Horizons UltimaThule Flyby Events" - NASA TV

"Video: New Horizons phone home will confirm health of spacecraft"

"A telescope fan sabotaged an astronomy forum. He ended up in prison"

"New Horizons Successfully Explores Ultima Thule"


January 02 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 AE3 encounter - miss distance 2 LD, size = 13 metres

"Start 2019 with the Quadrantid Meteor Shower"

"China’s Chang’e-4 mission ready to make historic landing on far side of the Moon"

"The Latest Images of Ultima Thule"

"Cosmic collision created ‘snowman’ MU69 — the farthest world ever explored"


 

January 03 2019 - 05:20 UT

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

 

January 03 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Quadrantids (QUA) Meteor Shower Peak 22:00 UT - IMO Details - but watch earlier

Quadrantids Meteor Shower

"China becomes first nation to land on the Moon’s far side"


January 04 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

2019 Quadrantid meteor shower

Quadrantids meteor shower peak

Asteroid 2019 AB encounter - miss distance 1.4 LD, size = 20 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2014 AD16 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2004 XP14 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)

"New Views of Two-Lobed 'Ultima Thule'"

"The Eridanus Constellation"


January 05 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 AH3 encounter - miss distance 1.3 LD, size = 9 metres

"China’s Chang’e-4 Lands on the Far Side of the Moon" - first images and video


 

January 06 2019 - 01:28 UT

New Moon

 

January 06 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Partial solar eclipse - eclipse path diagrams and animated moon shadow display

Partial Solar Eclipse - visible in Eastern Asia & Northern Pacific Ocean

Venus - At Its Greatest Western Elongation (47°) - as seen from Earth

Apollo Asteroid 2018 XO4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.020 AU)


January 07 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 AR7 encounter - miss distance 3.5 LD, size = 16 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2016 AZ8 Near-Earth Flyby (0.030 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2017 MZ Near-Earth Flyby (0.096 AU)

"Multi-wavelength view of a supernova remnant"

"CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system"

"Rotating Gas in a Quasar’s Heart"


January 08 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 AS5 encounter - miss distance 0 LD, size = 1 metres

"See the Moon meet the Red Planet at dusk on 12 January 2019"


 

January 09 2019 - 04:29 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 406,116 km)

 

January 09 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2013 YM2 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU)

"Gaia reveals how Sun-like stars turn solid after their demise"

"A second source of repeating fast radio bursts"

"XMM-Newton captures final cries of star shredded by black hole"

"Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why"


January 10 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News ......

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 AD encounter - miss distance 3 LD, size = 11 metres

Aten Asteroid 2008 CH70 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.067 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia January 10 - January 17"

"Team of telescopes finds X-ray engine inside mysterious supernova"

"Fifteen years imaging the Red Planet"

"Direct evidence of white dwarf crystallisation found"


January 11 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amor Asteroid 2018 VW6 Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)

"Celestial Event Dubbed 'The Cow' Puzzles Astronomers"

"Hunt the Lion Cub tonight"

"Chang'e-4 probe takes panoramic photos on moon's far side"

"Giant Streak Structure Found in Venus’ Cloudtops"


January 12 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 AE9 encounter - miss distance 0.3 LD, size = 13 metres

Asteroid 2019 AT13 encounter - miss distance 3.1 LD, size = 15 metres

Asteroid 2019 AC9 encounter - miss distance 4.1 LD, size = 26 metres

Asteroid 2019 AK3 encounter - miss distance 4.9 LD, size = 14 metres

"Close approach of the Moon and Mars"


January 13 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 1.7° From Saturn - as seen from Earth

Asteroid 2019 AK12 encounter - miss distance 2 LD, size = 11 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2018 XN Near-Earth Flyby (0.030 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2018 AN2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.065 AU)

"Holy cow! Astronomers puzzle over a mysterious blast"


 

January 14 2019 - 06:45 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

January 14 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 AU6 encounter - miss distance 2.6 LD, size = 17 metres

"Seeing Titan with infrared eyes"


January 15 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 AG7 encounter - miss distance 3.9 LD, size = 29 metres

Aten Asteroid 2016 DL Near-Earth Flyby (0.053 AU)


January 16 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BO encounter - miss distance 0.2 LD, size = 9 metres

"How much do European citizens know about space?"

"Hidden history of the Milky Way revealed by extensive star maps"

"The one that got away"

"Scientists Question Popular Planet Formation Theory"

"Heart of a stellar explosion revealed"


January 17 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia January 17 - January 24"

"Saturn's rings are surprisingly young"

"How ancient Incas used astronomical knowledge in major breakthrough"

"We Don’t Really Know When the Sun Rises"

"Teach with the Moon"


January 18 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 239P/LINEAR - Closest Approach To Earth (0.694 AU)

"How to watch a total eclipse of the moon"

"Total lunar eclipse 2019"

"How to watch a total eclipse of the moon"

"Ancient lunar craters reveal Earth’s own impact history"

"10 things you did not know about the Moon"


January 19 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 515767 (2015 JA2) Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU)


January 20 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 247P/LINEAR - Closest Approach To Earth (0.734 AU


 

January 21 2019 - 05:16 UT

Full Wolf Moon

 

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

 

January 21 2019 - 19:58 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 357,345 km)

 

January 21 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Total Lunar Eclipse - visible in North & South America, W. Europe and N.W. Africa

Supermoon

"Total lunar eclipse" - visibility chart, animated simulation and diagrams

"What the mysterious 'Nebra Sky Disk' tells us about ancient German history"


January 22 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

RealTime Eclipse Photo Gallery - images of the lunar eclipse by SpaceWeather.com

Venus Passes 2.4° From Jupiter - as seen from Earth

Asteroid 2019 BU1 encounter - miss distance 3 LD, size = 21 metres

Comet 239P/LINEAR - At Opposition (0.696 AU)

"ESA's detection expertise"


January 23 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BZ encounter - miss distance 2.5 LD, size = 11 metres

"Impact on the Moon during the Jan.21 lunar eclipse" - YouTube video of impact

"Winning ideas for 3D printing on the Moon"

"Asteroid Impacts Increased 290 Million Years Ago, Lunar Craters Reveal"

"An animated look at the life cycle of solar flares"


January 24 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BV1 encounter - miss distance 0.4 LD, size = 7 metres

Amor Asteroid 2015 BG4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.075 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia January 24 - January 31"

"Our guide to the 2019 South American eclipse"

"Astronomers Identify Weather Cycle on Jupiter"


January 25 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BK2 encounter - miss distance 2.9 LD, size = 15 metres

Asteroid 2019 BM2 encounter - miss distance 3 LD, size = 21 metres

"Life on Earth may have been made possible by an ancient, violent collision"

"What Would be the Benefits of an Interstellar Probe?"


January 26 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BU3 encounter - miss distance 3.1 LD, size = 5 metres


 

January 27 2019 - 21:10 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

January 27 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BZ3 encounter - miss distance 0.1 LD, size = 7 metres

Asteroid 2019 BQ2 encounter - miss distance 3.3 LD, size = 14 metres


January 28 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BR2 encounter - miss distance 1.7 LD, size = 8 metres

"Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion"

"The Sun in 2018"


January 29 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BG3 encounter - miss distance 3.4 LD, size = 21 metres

Aten Asteroid 2013 CW32 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.036 AU)

"Does spaceflight impair an astronaut's ability to fight cancer and viruses?"

"Without the Impact that Formed the Moon, We Might Not Have Life on Earth"


January 30 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BL4 encounter - miss distance 2.6 LD, size = 9 metres

Asteroid 2019 BJ1 encounter - miss distance 3.4 LD, size = 38 metres

"Amateur Scopes Help Find Planet Formation’s Missing Link"

"One of the Oldest Earth Rocks Turned up on the Moon, of all Places"


January 31 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia January 31 - February 07"

"Did a Mars-size Body Bring Life-essential Elements to Earth?"

"When Does the Sun Rise - Really?"


 

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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
on the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate

 

February 2019 Celestial Events & Space Research News

February 2019 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 2019 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides ......

BBC The Sky at Night - February 2019

Meteorite Times Magazine - February 2019 - usually available middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

At the start of February 2019 the Sunspot Number is 0


February 01 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Brits urged to count the stars in bid to measure light pollution levels"

"Oumuamua Could be the Debris Cloud of a Disintegrated Interstellar Comet"

"Researchers develop a steam-powered spacecraft that can hop between asteroids"

"Curiosity Rover Exposes Mountain’s Origin"


February 02 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BR3 encounter - miss distance 1.6 LD, size = 10 metres

"Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View"

"Scientists Solve the Mystery of Super Blood Wolf Moon Explosion" - video


February 03 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Japanese astronomers spot tiny Kuiper belt object with amateur telescopes"

"Meteorites fall on western Cuba after explosion in the sky" - many images


 

February 04 2019 - 21:04 UT

New Moon

 

February 04 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Chinese Chang'e-4 rover wakes up, does science, goes back to sleep" - 1 good image

"Taking Note of Molecules in Space"

"ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited"

"Eberswalde crater delta - Mars"


 

February 05 2019 - 09:26 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 406,556 km) M

 

February 05 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Chinese New Year

"Cosmic pile-up gives glimpse of how planets are made"

"A plan to knock an asteroid off course"

"Giant impacts caused by interplanetary collisions"

"Our planetary neighbourhood"


February 06 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 BK4 encounter - miss distance 4.2 LD, size = 13 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2013 RV9 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.046 AU)

"The Milky Way is warped and twisted"

"Guenther Hasinger's science vision"


February 07 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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

"Science key to taking the pulse of our planet"


February 08 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 375P/Hill - Closest Approach To Earth (1.011 AU)

"Moonlight guides dung beetle activity at night"

"A Star’s Outburst is Releasing Organic Molecules Trapped in the ice Around it"

"Science with(out) gravity"


February 09 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Meteor sighting: A bird, a plane — no, it’s a fireball in the sky"


February 10 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 CB2 encounter - miss distance 2.7 LD, size = 23 metres

"Bouncing radar off Venus"


February 11 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 CN2 encounter - miss distance 1.5 LD, size = 8 metres

Asteroid 2019 CN5 encounter - miss distance 0.3 LD, size = 10 metres

Apollo Asteroid 511684 (2015 BN509) Near-Earth Flyby (0.084 AU)

"A radioactive metal may stifle the formation of water worlds"


 

February 12 2019 - 22:26 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

February 12 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 CG4 encounter - miss distance 1.8 LD, size = 6 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2017 PV25 Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU)

"C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) reaches its brightest"

"Better to dry a rocky planet before use"


February 13 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mars Passes 1.1° From Uranus - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope

Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.307 AU)

Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) - At Opposition (0.307 AU)

"Earth's magnetic field 'vibrates like a drum' when hit by plasma... "


February 14 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

As of today there are 1967 known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHA)

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

"End of an era: NASA gives up on Opportunity rover"


February 15 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 16 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Big Questions About Small Worlds"


February 17 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 18 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Venus Passes 1.1° From Saturn - as seen from Earth

Apollo Asteroid 2016 CA138 Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU)

"Blue marbles"

"Rosettas comet sculpted by stress"


 

February 19 2019 - 15:53 UT

Full Snow Moon

 

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

 

February 19 2019 - 09:06 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 356,762 km) m

 

February 19 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 0.8° From Neptune - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope

Supermoon

"The seventh inner moon of Neptune"


February 20 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 CY1 encounter - miss distance 3.3 LD, size = 26 metres

Apollo Asteroid 455176 (1999 VF22) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.049 AU)

"Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby"

"Hubble helps uncover origin of Neptune's smallest moon Hippocamp [heic1904]"

"Earths atmosphere stretches out to the Moon and beyond"


February 21 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia February 21 - February 28"

"Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars"

"Restless star makes for stunning storm"


February 22 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2016 CO246 Near-Earth Flyby (0.041 AU)

"Japan’s Hayabusa2 craft touches down on asteroid Ryugu"

"New Horizons' mission head on new discoveries at Ultima Thule"


February 23 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


February 24 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 DB encounter - miss distance 2.6 LD, size = 21 metres

Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan - Closest Approach To Earth (0.832 AU)

"Japanese probe lands on asteroid to capture sample"

"SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Israeli moon lander"


February 25 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen - At Opposition (0.517 AU)

"Hayabusa 2 Touches Down, Collects Asteroid Sample"


 

February 26 2019 - 11:28 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

February 26 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2017 DR109 Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU)

"New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets"


 

February 27 2019 - 14:48 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 363,938 km)

 

February 27 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury - At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (18°) - as seen from Earth

Apollo Asteroid 2018 DE1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.051 AU)

"Mysterious dark matter may leave tracks in billion-year-old crystals"

"Gigantic Japanese detector prepares to catch neutrinos from supernovae"


February 28 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 247P/LINEAR - At Opposition (0.840 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia February 28 - March 07"

"First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars"


 

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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
on the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate

 

March 2019 Celestial Events & Space Research News

March 2019 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 2019 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .......

BBC The Sky at Night - March 2019

Meteorite Times Magazine - March 2019 - usually available middle of the month

Radio Jove - Solar & Planetary Radio Astronomy for Schools

At the start of March 2019 the Sunspot Number is 0


March 01 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 ED1 encounter - miss distance 1 LD, size = 12 metres

Aten Asteroid 2016 EO84 Near-Earth Flyby (0.056 AU)

"Solar system’s hidden Planet X may finally be spotted soon"

"The interfermoter that can weigh black holes"

"Space weather kicks up a social storm"


March 02 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 DN1 encounter - miss distance 1.5 LD, size = 6 metres

"The Habitable Planet Finder is a new tool to locate Earth-like exoplanets"


March 03 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 DX encounter - miss distance 3.8 LD, size = 15 metres

Asteroid 2019 DG1 encounter - miss distance 4.8 LD, size = 16 metres

"Astronomers Detect Hidden Black Hole Lurking at Galactic Center"

"Jupiter's 'dramatic atmosphere' creates stunning painting-like effect... "

"Milestone: Capsule with dummy aboard docks at space station"


 

March 04 2019 - 11:25 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 406,391 km)

 

March 04 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2015 EG encounter - miss distance 1.2 LD, size = 26 metres

Aten Asteroid 2015 EG Near-Earth Flyby (0.003 AU)

Aten Asteroid 1996 BG1 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.052 AU)

"A map to Planet Nine: Charting the solar system’s most distant worlds"


March 05 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"World’s best telescopes target asteroids for ESA’s Hera mission"

"Uncovering Earth’s orbital history in ancient rock deposits"

"Four steps to global management of space traffic"

"ESA’s space weather mission to be protected against stormy Sun"


 

March 06 2019 - 16:04 UT

New Moon

 

March 06 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 EZ encounter - miss distance 2.8 LD, size = 12 metres

Asteroid 2019 DA1 encounter - miss distance 3.6 LD, size = 23 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2008 RR24) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2018 TD4 Near-Earth Flyby (0.071 AU)

"Sorry Hollywood, it’s Going to Take a Lot More to Destroy an Asteroid"

"Cape York map could help return bones of Indigenous ancestors to country"


March 07 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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

"It’s even harder to destroy asteroids than we thought"


March 08 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 EU encounter - miss distance 2.1 LD, size = 26 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2016 ED86 Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)

"Big Bang weekend promises the universe in a nutshell"

"Scientists solve weighty matter of Milky Way mass"


March 09 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2017 GO5 Near-Earth Flyby (0.066 AU)

"Pluto and Charon Don’t Have Enough Small Craters"


March 10 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Daylight Saving - Set Clock Ahead 1 Hour - USA

"Search for meteorite that fell on Abu Dhabi begins"


March 11 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

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"Massive Photons Could Explain Dark Matter, But Don’t"

"Setting sun alignment photo-op forecast for Chiayi City"

"Gateway to the Moon"


March 12 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2019 DJ1 encounter - miss distance 4.1 LD, size = 16 metres

"Nitrogen dioxide pollution mapped"


March 13 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

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Apollo Asteroid 88254 (2001 FM129) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)

 

March 14 2019 - 10:27 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

March 14 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

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Apollo Asteroid 2016 CK31 Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU)

"Mars image bounty"


March 15 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

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Apollo Asteroid 2015 EF7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.052 AU)

Aten Asteroid 483656 (2005 ES70) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.056 AU)


March 16 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 17 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

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Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan - At Opposition (0.877 AU)


March 18 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2016 ED1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.096 AU)

"ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn"

"Saturn at equinox"


 

March 19 2019 - 19:47 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 359,381 km)

 

March 19 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

March 20 2019 - 21:58 UT

Alban Eilir
Vernal (Spring) Equinox

 

March 20 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2015 BY310 Near-Earth Flyby (0.059 AU)

 

March 21 2019 - 01:43 UT

Full Worm Moon

 

March 21 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Supermoon

Comet C/2014 C1 (TOTAS) - At Opposition (0.701 AU)


March 22 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 3.4° From Neptune - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope


March 23 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mars Spring Equinox


March 24 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2005 FC3 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)


March 25 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 26 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 27 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet C/2014 C1 (TOTAS) - Closest Approach To Earth (0.697 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2014 TL Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2004 BY1 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU)


 

March 28 2019 - 04:10 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

March 28 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 29 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


March 30 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

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March 31 2019 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

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

Apollo Asteroid 163081 (2002 AG29) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)


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"Star Mounds: Legacy of
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"Solar System Maps:
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"The 2300 BC Event - Vol. 1:
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"The 2300 BC Event takes a new look at an old puzzle: what happened
at this date to cause the various advanced societies on the Earth to simultaneously collapse?

Civilizations in Anatolia and Greece, through Egypt and the Middle East, and eastward to India and Central Asia were at their height. The collapse of these civilizations due to earthquakes and climatic changes has been mirrored by similar interruptions on all continents, in the Arctic, and extending to the Pacific.

The discontinuities have long puzzled archaeologists and historians. New religions and accompanying mythologies appeared at this time in all cultural regions describing bombardment and flooding from the skies.

Strangely, the dominant aspect of the mythologies, however, is the observation and worship of a ring appearing to surround the Earth, oriented to the two Ursa (Bear) constellations."

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"The 2300 BC Event Vol. 2:
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"Some time around 2300 BC the Eath encountered a dense clustering of space debris, the early Southern & Northern Taurid meteoroid stream. The result was an intense fall of meteoroids, some of them sufficiently large to cause surface destruction.

Simultaneous with the meteoroid fall was a huge downpouring of water which caused flash flooding. Extensive destruction and loss of life resulted. An astonishing aspect of the event was the formation of a ring surrounding the Earth, reflecting sunlight during the day, hiding some stars at night, and moving around the sky through a 24-hour period.

Following the 'main event', there were crustal movements which shifted the location of water sources, and caused earthquakes which destroyed settlements. Abrupt severe climate changes occurred."

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"The 2300 BC Event Vol. 3:
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"The Northern/Southern Taurid meteoroid stream is identified as the specific meteoroid stream that the Earth encountered at 2300 BC.

The Earth's encounter with a dense cluster of large objects would produce atmospheric phenomena very different from the pleasant and interesting night displays of meteor trails that are within our own experience.

The rain of objects would have generated extraordinary visual and auditory effects combined with ground vibrations; and under extreme conditions would bring about severe surface destruction and loss of life.

The overall event was associated by the people with powerful deities and formed the basis for major religions. The mythologies and traditions are, in large part, the residues of those religions."

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"The Power of Stars:
How Celestial Observations
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"What are some of the connections that bind us to the stars? How have these connections been established?

And how have people all around the world and throughout time reacted to the night sky, the sun and moon, in their poetry, mythology, rituals, and temples?

This book explores the influence of the sky on both ancient and modern civilization, by providing a clear overview of the many ways in which humans have used the stars as an ordering principle in their cultures, and which today still inspire us intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

The book explores constellation lore from around the world, celestial alignments of monuments and temples, both from ancient and modern civilizations, and the role the sky has played in the cultures of the Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, Native American, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, and Inca.

Models of the universe from each of these cultures are described clearly, and each culture’s explanation of the stars, planets, and other celestial objects are described.

The roots of astronomy and astrology are presented with original imagery and reproductions of ancient manuscripts that portray the structure of the physical universe as conceived by a diverse array of human cultures over the centuries.

Our own scientific Big Bang cosmology and the origin of stars and elements are discussed in a philosophical context, to explore how we as modern people learn about the Universe, and incorporate the findings of science into our world views.

A concluding chapter provides a summary of modern science's effort to unlock the celestial secrets from the sky and from past civilizations, and what these answers mean for us today."

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"Imhotep The African:
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"In IMHOTEP THE AFRICAN, Egyptologist, Robert Bauval, and astrophysicist, Thomas Brophy, uncover the mystery of Imhotep, ancient Egyptian superstar, pharaonic Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo and Newton all rolled into one.

Based on their research at the Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara, Bauval and Brophy delve into observational astronomy to 'decode' the alignments and other design features of the Step Pyramid Complex, to uncover the true origins and genius of Imhotep."

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"Megalithic Sites in Britain"
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"Megalithic Lunar Observatories"
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"Megalithic Remains in Britain and Brittany"
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"Carnac, The Alignments"
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"Howard Crowhurst in this book has presented the most brilliant analysis of a megalithic site in the entire history of archaeology.

His elucidations of the geometrical, mathematical, and astronomical principles by which ancient Carnac was constructed prove that megalithic science was astonishingly advanced.

The book gives us unprecedented insight into the minds of the intellectuals of a lost civilisation, which we may at last begin to comprehend as a result of what Crowhurst has found during more than twenty years of living on site.

His book is an epochal achievement."

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"Astronomy & Measurement in Megalithic Architecture"
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"Alexander Thom:
Cracking The
Stone Age Code"

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Robin Heath

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"Professor Alexander Thom was a foremost scientist and engineer of the last century.

Once Chair of Engineering Science at Brasenose College, Oxford, following an already distinguished career in both the academic and industrial world, during the War, he had been Principal Scientific Officer for the design of the High Speed Wind Tunnel at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, and had assisted Sir Barnes Wallace in the design of the famous 'bouncing bomb' of Dambuster's fame.

From 1934, Thom became interested in the megalithic culture that had erected the stone circles, rows and other monuments in Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain.

He began to accurately survey these sites, and in 1967 published "Megalithic Sites in Britain" (Oxford) where he claimed the builders had been skilled surveyors and astronomers, and had used an identical and accurate unit of length to mark out their constructions throughout Britain, a length he called the Megalithic yard (2.72 feet or 0.829m).

Thom also discovered that they were using a geometry based on right-angled 'Pythagorean' triangles, triangles whose sides were whole numbers of this same megalithic yard, or subdivisions or multiples of it.

He also proposed that they were observing both the sun and moon using precision alignments to identified sites or natural features on a distant horizon. He even showed that they could have predicted eclipses.

The book was described by archaeologist Professor Richard Atkinson as 'a well-constructed time-bomb dropped through the letterbox of archaeology', and it caused a huge rumpus within the profession.

In effect Thom had demonstrated that there was a huge missing component in our understanding of the Megalithic culture, one that archaeologists had totally missed, and that our model of prehistory was flawed and hopelessly inadequate."

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"The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades: Stories from Around the World"
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Munya Andrews

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"The legends of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades that poets, priests, prophets, shamans, storytellers, artists, singers, and historians have told throughout time are retold in this compilation of the stories that have found their inspiration in nine beautiful stars clustered together in the night sky.

While particular attention in this cross-cultural study is paid to the influence of the Pleiades cluster on the living traditions of indigenous people in North America, Australia, Japan, and the Pacific, much ancient mythology passed down through written and visual sources from ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and South America is also explored.

Appearances of the myths in the modern world are also mentioned, including American presidential elections, Halloween, Atlantis, the Titanic, and Subaru automobiles.

Serious astronomical research complements the variety of mythological explanations for the stars' existence by providing the modern world's scientific understanding of them."

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"Emu Dreaming:
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"Avebury Cosmos:
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"The ancient Britons were inspired by a profound knowledge of the heavens when they erected the monumental stones of Avebury.

Mann throws light on the motive behind the creation of its awe-inspiring mounds and megaliths by demonstrating that they were aligned to the cycles of the Sun, Moon and stars.

This book will help visitors and readers to see Avebury in a wholly new light - the light of the heavenly bodies that guided its Neolithic builders."

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"Avebury:
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Maria Wheatley
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"Living the Sky:
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"Chaco Astronomy:
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Anna Sofaer

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"After rumors surfaced about the sun bisecting a petroglyph at Chaco Canyon, people never looked at the site the same again.

The discovery proposed a cosmology at Chaco, and the book looks at the people who lived in the San Juan Basin from 850 AD to 1300, developing an elaborate culture around the cycles of the sun and moon.

Anna Sofaer's pioneering work on Chaco Canyon, a World Heritage Site, should be required reading for anyone interested in how the prehistoric people of the American Southwest conceptualized their universe and placed themselves within that universe."

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"A Guide to Prehistoric
Astronomy in the Southwest"

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J. McKim Malville

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"Dr. J. McKim Malville has outdone himself in this guide to prehistoric astronomy.

Even a reader with little or no background in archaeoastronomy will like this book.

One reason is the tons of good photos and diagrams that can help anyone better appreciate the miraculous order of our solar system and the stars.

It would make a great gift for children between 10 and 16, potentially stimulating them to enter the field of science."

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"Patterns in the Sky:
An Introduction to Ethnoastronomy"

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Stephen M. Fabian

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"Since the beginning of humankind, people around the world have had a strong interest in the powers and beings perceived in the sky.

This compelling short work helps students fully understand and appreciate the ways in which non-Western indigenous and small-scale societies perceive, conceptualize, and make sure of what they astronomically observe.

With its concise explanations of prominent astronomical phenomena, discussions of relevant crosscultural examples, and instructive suggestions for active field research, Patterns in the Sky is a unique and practical guide for doing ethnoastronomy.

In addition, Fabian offers exercises in observational astronomy with the naked eye so that students can get in touch with the cosmos and natural world around them."

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"Before the Pyramids:
Cracking Archaeology's Greatest Mystery"

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Christopher Knight
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Alan Butler

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"Were the pyramids of the pharaohs conceived in Britain?

The acclaimed coauthors of Civilization One think so, and they take readers on a gripping excursion into ancient religion and astronomy.

Knight and Butler not only establish the existence of an advanced civilization with astonishing, almost modern knowledge, but they also explain how the oldest Neolithic monuments - the henges of North Yorkshire - were planned, and their amazing connection to the later pyramids of Giza."

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