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KNOWN Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
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The Longterm Impact Hazard to Earth

 

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Space Weather Radio | ESA Space Environment Information System
Realtime Space Weather Photo Gallery
Realtime Comet Photo Gallery

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Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability,
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July 2017 Celestial Events & Space Research News

July 2017 SkyMaps & Sky Guides will not be available until July 1st

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July 2017 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....
Astronomy Today Sky Guide - July 2017
BBC The Sky at Night - July 2017
Tour July’s Sky: Planets on Parade
Meteorite Times Magazine - July 2017 - available mid-July
The Cassini Solstice Mission - Latest News & Current Location
At the start of July 2017 the Sunspot Number is ?

 

July 01 2017 - 00:51 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

July 01 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 02 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 02-06 2017 - Conferences, Workshops & Star Parties .....
25th Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting
University of Hull, Hull, UK

 

July 03 2017 - 20:11 UT

Earth at Aphelion
(furthest from the Sun - 1.017 AU)

 

July 03 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 04 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 04-07 2017 - Conferences, Workshops & Star Parties .....
French Astronomy Week 2017
Paris, France

July 05 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

July 06 2017 - 04:27 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 405,934 km)

 

July 06 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 07 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 08 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

July 09 2017 - 04:07 UT

Full Buck Moon

 

July 09 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 10 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 10-14 2017 - Conferences, Workshops & Star Parties .....
AGU Chapman Conference on Dayside Magnetosphere Interactions
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

July 11 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 12 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 13 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 14 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2014 UV115 Near-Earth Flyby (0.096 AU)

July 15 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
International Observe The Moon Night
Apollo Asteroid 2015 XZ378 Near-Earth Flyby (0.080 AU)

 

July 16 2017 - 19:26 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

July 16 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 17 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 17-21 2017 - Conferences, Workshops & Star Parties .....
IAU Symposium 335: Space Weather of the Heliosphere - Processes and Forecasts
University of Exeter, Devon, UK

July 18 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 19 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 20 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

July 21 2017 - 17:09 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 361,238 km)

 

July 21 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 22 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

July 23 2017 - 09:46 UT

New Moon

 

July 23 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 24 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 25 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2014 WW202 Near-Earth Flyby (0.051 AU)
Apollo Asteroid 2001 PT9 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.069 AU)

July 26 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 27 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

July 28 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Peak Overnight
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower History and Observing SkyMaps

July 29 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
South Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak

 

July 30 2017 - 15:23 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

July 30 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Mercury - At Its Greatest Western Elongation (27 Degrees) - as seen from Earth

July 31 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

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August 2017
Live Celestial Events & Space Research News

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August 2017 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....
Astronomy Today Sky Guide - August 2017
BBC The Sky at Night - August 2017
Meteorite Times Magazine - August 2017 - available mid-August
The Cassini Solstice Mission - Latest News & Current Location
At the start of August 2017 the Sunspot Number is ?

August 01 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peak

 

August 02 2017 - 17:55 UT

Moon at Apogee

(furthest from the Earth = 405,026 km)

 

August 02 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 03 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 04 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Comet 2P/Encke - At Opposition (1.288 AU)

August 05 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 06 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak

 

August 07 2017 - 18:11 UT

Full Sturgeon Moon

 

August 07 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Partial Lunar Eclipse - visible over eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia
Apollo Asteroid 1991 VG - Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU)
Apollo Asteroid 2007 PS9 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)

August 08 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2003 OT13 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU)
Aten Asteroid 153415 (2001 QP153) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU)

August 09 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 10 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2015 XO128 Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU)

August 11 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 12 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Perseids Meteor Shower Peak Overnight - look tonight until dawn tomorrow
Perseids Meteor Shower History & Observing SkyMaps
2017 Perseids Meteor Shower

August 13 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2014 OA339 Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU)
Apollo Asteroid 2003 MJ4 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.098 AU)

August 14 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

August 15 2017 - 01:15 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

August 15 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 414990 (2011 EM51) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU)

August 16 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 17 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2002 CY58 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 AU)
Apollo Asteroid 2016 CD137 Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)

 

August 18 2017 - 13:14 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 366,129 km)

 

August 18 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2012 BD14 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.067 AU)

August 19 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 19-26 2017 - Conferences, Workshops & Star Parties .....
Merritt Summer Star Quest 2017
Loon Lake, Canada

August 20 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

August 21 2017 - 18:30 UT

New Moon

 

August 21 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Total Solar Eclipse - visible only over continental USA

August 22 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 23 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 24 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 25 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2005 QQ87 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)

August 26 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 27 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 28 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Amor Asteroid 2015 RQ35 Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU)

 

August 29 2017 - 08:13 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

August 29 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

August 30 2017 - 11:25 UT

Moon at Apogee

(furthest from the Earth = 404,307 km) m

 

August 30 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

August 31 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

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September 2017
Live Celestial Events & Space Research News

September 2017 SkyMaps and Sky Guides are NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL September 1st

The Astronomy Picture of the Day feature will not be available until that date
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Astronomy Today Sky Guide - September 2017
BBC The Sky at Night - September 2017
Meteorite Times Magazine - September 2017 - available mid-September
The Cassini Solstice Mission - Latest News & Current Location
At the start of September 2017 the Sunspot Number is ?

September 01 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Amor Asteroid 3122 Florence - Near-Earth Flyby (0.047 AU)

September 02 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Mercury Passes 4.1° From Mars - as seen from Earth

September 03 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 04 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 05 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Neptune - At Opposition - as seen from Earth with a suitable telescope

 

September 06 2017 - 07:03 UT

Full Harvest Moon

 

September 06 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 07 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 08 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 09 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2015 FO124 Near-Earth Flyby (0.070 AU)

September 10 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 11 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2014 RC Near-Earth Flyby (0.039 AU)

September 12 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Mercury - At Its Greatest Western Elongation (18 Degrees) - as seen from Earth

 

September 13 2017 - 06:25 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

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September 13 2017 - 16:04 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 369,856 km) M

 

September 13 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 14 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 310560 (2001 QL142) Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU)

September 15 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Cassini - Saturn Impact

September 16 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Mercury Passes 0.05° From Mars - as seen from Earth
Aten Asteroid 2014 RX22 Near-Earth Flyby (0.081 AU)

September 17 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 18 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 18-22 2017 - Conferences, Workshops & Star Parties .....
"The many Scales of the Universe: Galaxies, their Suns, and their Planets"
Goettingen, Germany

September 19 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

September 20 2017 - 05:30 UT

New Moon

 

September 20 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 2008 CK70 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU)

September 21 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

September 22 2017 - 20:02 UT

Alban Elfed
Autumnal Equinox

 

September 22 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 23 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 24 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 25 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 25-27 2017 - Conferences, Workshops & Star Parties .....
"Conference: Planet Formation and Evolution 2017"
Jena, Germany

September 26 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 5189 (1990 UQ) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.061 AU)

 

September 27 2017 - 06:49 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 404,342 km)

 

September 27 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

 

September 28 2017 - 02:53 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

September 28 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day

September 29 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Apollo Asteroid 1989 VB - Near-Earth Flyby (0.020 AU))

September 30 2017 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Aten Asteroid 2015 SO2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.066 AU)

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"Ancient Astronomers:
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"Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos"
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"Avebury Cosmos:
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"Stonehenge:
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"Megalithic Sites in Britain"
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"Megalithic Lunar Observatories"
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