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Skywatching Calendar October 01 to December 31 2018

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Skywatching Calendars for:
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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 into my time?


As of October 14 2018
according to Near-Earth asteroid monitoring groups there were
1936
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
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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

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SpaceWeather Information & Resources

Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

What is Heliophysics | NASA Living With a Star | Heliophysics Summer School

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

 

October 2018 Celestial Events & Space Research News

October 2018 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 2018 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - October 2018

Meteorite Times Magazine - October 2018 - available mid-October

At the start of October 2018 the Sunspot Number is 14


October 01 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Deep space could seriously damage astronaut GI tracts"

"‘Goblin’ world found orbiting at the edges of the Solar System"

"The 'Death Comet' Will Pass By Earth Just After Halloween"

"Comet landscape"

"A New Look at the Solar Corona"


 

October 02 2018 - 09:45 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

October 02 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 TB encounter - miss distance 4.8 LD, size = 37 metres

Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup - Perihelion (1.082 AU)

"Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies"

"How do planetary systems outweigh the disks they formed in?"

"Kiss the Sun: part one"

"New Object Found in Far Outer Solar System"


October 03 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amor Asteroid 2009 TK - Near-Earth Flyby (0.073 AU)

Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels - At Opposition (0.484 AU)

"Extragalactic stars found zipping through the Milky Way"

"Suspected first exomoon comes into tantalizing focus"

"Dark Matter Isn’t Made From Black Holes"


October 04 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia October 04 - October 11"

"Saturn's ring rain is a downpour, not a drizzle"

"A third box bounced its way across asteroid Ryugu"

"2018 Prospects for Obscure Comet 38P Stephan-Oterma"

"Potential Trouble for Life on Icy Moons"


 

October 05 2018 - 22:29 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 366,396 km)

 

October 05 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 TZ encounter - miss distance 1.7 LD, size = 16 metres

Asteroid 2018 TU encounter - miss distance 2 LD, size = 11 metres

"A German-French Hopping Robot Just Landed on the Surface of Asteroid Ryugu"

"Four Things We Now Know About Saturn"

"First Exomoon Found! A Neptune-Sized Moon Orbiting a Jupiter-Sized Planet"


October 06 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 TW1 encounter - miss distance 4.3 LD, size = 10 metres

"Microsoft and Partners Hope to Create a Time Capsule… On the Moon!"


October 07 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 TV encounter - miss distance 0.7 LD, size = 7 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2006 HE2 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.096 AU)

Comet 73P-Y/Schwassmann-Wachmann - Closest Approach To Earth (1.179 AU)


October 08 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Draconids Meteor Shower Peak

Asteroid 2018 TG2 encounter - miss distance 1.3 LD, size = 5 metres

Asteroid 2018 TE2 encounter - miss distance 1.3 LD, size = 8 metres

Asteroid 2018 TM3 encounter - miss distance 3.6 LD, size = 4 metres

"Hot X-ray glow from massive cluster of galaxie"

"How will we return to the Moon?"


 

October 09 2018 - 03:47 UT

New Moon

 

October 09 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Draconids Meteor Shower Peak

"Draconids outburst on Oct 8-9!"

"Hubble Space Telescope sidelined by gyro problem"

"Meet Proxima Centauri, closest star to sun"


October 10 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Europa ... Could Have Towering Walls of Ice Spikes Across its Surface"

"Voyager 2 approaches interstellar space"

"Realtime Meteor Photo Gallery"


October 11 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2015 HG182 Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia October 11 - October 18"

"Soyuz rocket failure: What went wrong, and what happens next"

"Emergency escape at 6000 km/h: How near miss Soyuz rocket accident unfolded"

"Black holes can't explain dark matter"

"Blast from the Past in Today’s Sky"


October 12 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Five in a row - the planets align in the night sky"

"The Milky Way Could Be Spreading Life From Star to Star"

"Practising for BepiColombo’s epic escape to Mercury"


October 13 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 TB5 encounter - miss distance 3.1 LD, size = 17 metres

Comet P/2005 J1 (McNaught) - Perihelion (1.533 AU)

"Neutrinos may help solve long-standing mysteries of the universe"

"Meteor Activity Outlook for 13-19 October 2018"

"Orion, harbinger of winter, begins rising around midnight"

"Moons around 'rogue planets' could sustain life — no solar system required"


October 14 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

As of today there are 1936 known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHA)

Mercury Passes 6.8° From Venus - as seen from Earth

Apollo Asteroid 2012 CU - Near-Earth Flyby (0.061 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2016 TH10 Near-Earth Flyby (0.061 AU)

"Earth Dodges a Meteor Storm"


October 15 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"The five brightest planets align in the night sky"

"The Path that MASCOT Took Across Asteroid Ryugu During its 17 Hours of Life"

"What are the closest comet encounters with Earth?"

"Hayabusa2’s close encounter with asteroid Ryugu"

"All systems go for second-ever mission to enter Mercury’s orbit"

"Are asteroids hiding among the Taurids?"


 

October 16 2018 - 18:02 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

October 16 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mars Winter Solstice

Apollo Asteroid 2016 UO41 Near-Earth Flyby (0.096 AU)

"Twenty-five years of using microlensing to study dark matter"

"Jupiter's moon Ganymede has Earthlike faults"

"Plans for a Modular Martian Base on that Would Provide its own Radiation Shielding"

"Watch BepiColombo launch"


 

October 17 2018 - 19:16 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 404,227 km)

 

October 17 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 UL encounter - miss distance 0.6 LD, size = 5 metres

Asteroid 2014 US7 encounter - miss distance 3.2 LD, size = 19 metres

Aten Asteroid 2014 US7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.008 AU)

Comet 243P/NEAT - Closest Approach To Earth (1.496 AU)

"A two per cent Hubble constant measurement from standard sirens within five years"

"Installing life support the hands-free way"

"Black-hole chronicles: chasing the gravitational beast"

"Mission control ready for Mercury"


October 18 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 UO1 encounter - miss distance 1.7 LD, size = 12 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2016 GC221 Near-Earth Flyby (0.022 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2013 UG1 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.027 AU)

Comet P/2001 R6 (LINEAR-Skiff) - At Opposition (1.241 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia October 18 - October 25"


October 19 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 UA encounter - miss distance 0 LD, size = 3 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2009 UC19 Near-Earth Flyby (0.052 AU)

"Watch the BepiColombo launch live tomorrow" - starts 02:15 UT

"Minerals of the world, unite!"

"Touchdown on Titan: How we landed a probe on another planet's moon"


October 20 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Orionids Meteor Shower Peak

2018 Orionid Meteor Shower Overnight

"BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries"

"BepiColombo liftoff"

"How the Hubble Unlocked the Universe"


October 21 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 US1 encounter - miss distance 2.3 LD, size = 14 metres

Orionids Meteor Shower Peak

2018 Orionids Meteor Shower

Orionids Meteor Shower History & Observing SkyMaps

2018 Orionid Meteor Shower Overnight


October 22 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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

Comet 243P/NEAT - At Opposition (1.498 AU)

"To Find Evidence of Life on Exoplanets Scientists Should Search for Purple Earths"

"BepiColombo's beginning ends"

"See asteroid Vesta shine in Sagittarius"


October 23 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amor Asteroid 2016 TS55 Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2014 UR Near-Earth Flyby (0.091 AU)

Comet 267P/LONEOS - Closest Approach To Earth (0.811 AU)

"Life could thrive in oxygen-rich briny water on Mars"

"Earth Awash in Lights of the Night"

"Gravitational Waves Might be the Key to Finding Dark Matter"


 

October 24 2018 - 16:45 UT

Full Hunter's Moon

 

October 24 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2004 FW1 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.065 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2017 UO7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)

Comet P/2005 R1 (NEAT) - Closest Approach To Earth (1.144 AU)

"Solar neutrinos reveal how the Sun shines"

"From mission control to Mercury"

"Rock fluidization during peak-ring formation of large impact structures"

"How to build a Moon base

"Lightning Across the Solar System"


October 25 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2017 UH8 Near-Earth Flyby (0.058 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia October 26 - November 02"

"Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud"


October 26 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"A changing crater: Honouring a renowned Mars scientist"

"BepiColombo magnetometer boom deployed - gif sequence"

"The politics behind choosing a Mars 2020 landing site"


October 27 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"There’s a Funny Cloud on Mars, Perched Right at the Arsia Mons Volcano"

"Trojan Asteroids Are in a Class of Their Own"


October 28 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Daylight Saving Ends - Set Clock Back 1 Hour - Europe

Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels - Closest Approach To Earth (0.445 AU)

Comet 73P-T/Schwassmann-Wachmann - At Opposition (1.725 AU)


October 29 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 475534 (2006 TS7) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU)

Aten Asteroid 302169 (2001 TD45) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)

"Researchers reveal the incredible seasons of Triton"

"Ancient cold front in Perseus"

"Saturn’s Moon Dione Has Some Weird Stripes"


October 30 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 3.3° From Jupiter - as seen from Earth

"Interplanetary dust clouds orbit Earth, Hungarian scientists confirm"


 

October 31 2018 - 16:40 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

an image of a meteor flashing through the sky

 

October 31 2018 - 20:05 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 370,201 km) M

 

October 31 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amor Asteroid 2016 WZ7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.066 AU)

"Scary Giant Blue Stars May Unlock Mysteries of Stellar Evolution"


 

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SpaceWeather Information & Resources

Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

What is Heliophysics | NASA Living With a Star | Heliophysics Summer School

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

 

November 2018 Celestial Events & Space Research News

November 2018 SkyMaps and Sky Guides NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL November 1st

November 2018 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - November 2018

Meteorite Times Magazine - November 2018 - available mid-November

At the start of November 2018 the Sunspot Number is 0

2018 Taurid Meteor Shower - SkyMap looking east 10pm early November


November 01 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky Way"

"Tour November’s Sky: Cassiopeia’s Clan"

"One step closer to the Flyeye network"


November 02 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VP1 encounter - miss distance 0.4 LD, size = 2 metres

Asteroid 2018 UD3 encounter - miss distance 1.6 LD, size = 20 metres

Comet 300P/Catalina - Perihelion (0.833 AU)

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia November 02 - November 09"

"Saturn’s moon Dione has mysterious stripes all across its surface"

"Odd Jets Might Signal Dual Black Holes"

"An Extremely Large Hole has Been Dug for the Extremely Large Telescope"

"Organic carbon on Mars come from natural 'batteries'"


November 03 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Taurids Meteor Shower Peak

Asteroid 2018 VG encounter - miss distance 1.2 LD, size = 13 metres

Amor Asteroid 2016 VH2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.064 AU)

Comet P/2005 R1 (NEAT) - At Opposition (1.157 AU)

Comet P/2007 V1 (Larson) - At Opposition (1.739 AU)

"OSIRIS-REx captures first clear images of asteroid Bennu"


November 04 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Richard Binzel's 60th Birthday (1958)

Daylight Saving Ends - Set Clock Back 1 Hour - USA

Aten Asteroid 2002 VE68 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.038 AU)

Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels - Perihelion (1.393 AU)

"Timelapse shows 25 years of Supernova 1987A"

"ESA rocks space weather"


November 05 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

2018 Taurid meteor shower peak

Asteroid 2018 VT5 encounter - miss distance 0.5 LD, size = 8 metres

"New Horizons On Approach to the First Exploration of a Kuiper Belt Object"

"Polar lights on Uranus"

"Temporary lakes once filled and refilled across Mars’ surface"

"Exoplanets Will Need Both Continents and Oceans to Form Complex Life"


November 05-09 2016 - Conferences, Workshops & Star Parties .....
"European Space Weather Week 2018" - University KU Leuven, Belgium


November 06 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VO5 encounter - miss distance 0.4 LD, size = 16 metres

Mercury at greatest elongation east (23°) - as seen from Earth

Mercury - At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (23°) - as seen from Earth

Comet P/2007 V1 (Larson) - Closest Approach To Earth (1.737 AU)

"Catch a glimpse of Mercury just after sunset"

"What is space weather?"


 

November 07 2018 - 16:02 UT

New Moon

 

November 07 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aten Asteroid 2010 VQ - Near-Earth Flyby (0.040 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2015 NU2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 AU)

"Astronomers spot one of the oldest stars in the entire universe"

"ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice"

"Mars InSight Lands on November 26th. Here’s where it’s going to touch down"

"Evidence Mounts for a Magellanic Collision"


November 08 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VS6 encounter - miss distance 1.5 LD, size = 15 metres

Asteroid 2018 VN7 encounter - miss distance 2.6 LD, size = 30 metres

Aten Asteroid 2010 VB - Near-Earth Flyby (0.082 AU)

"Windy with a chance of magnetic storms – space weather science with Cluster"

"Asking the big questions: What is space weather?"

"Comet tails can be shaped by the Sun's magnetic field"

"Coronal holes"


November 09 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VA2 encounter - miss distance 1.9 LD, size = 14 metres

Asteroid 2018 VR3 encounter - miss distance 1.9 LD, size = 15 metres

Asteroid 2018 VA8 encounter - miss distance 3 LD, size = 15 metres

Comet P/2011 W2 (Rinner) - At Opposition (1.551 AU)

"Dust Storm Electricity Might Forge Perchlorates on Mars"

"Not all the Earth’s Water Came From Comets"

"Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission"

"ESA watches for solar hazards"

"Amateur Don Machholz Discovers His 12th Comet!"


November 10 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VX1 encounter - miss distance 1 LD, size = 11 metres

Asteroid 2018 VS1 encounter - miss distance 3.6 LD, size = 17 metres

"Space Weather in Wartime: A Sunspot Detonates Naval Mines"


November 11 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VA4 encounter - miss distance 3.1 LD, size = 8 metres

Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma - Perihelion (1.589 AU)

"Science confirms: Earth has more than one moon"

"Aging a flock of stars in the Wild Duck Cluster"


November 12 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

2018 Taurid meteor shower peak

Great Leonids Meteor Shower of 1833 - 185th Anniversary (1833)

Asteroid 2018 VN6 encounter - miss distance 1.9 LD, size = 8 metres

Asteroid 2018 VU8 encounter - miss distance 3.5 LD, size = 10 metres

Aten Asteroid 2011 WA - Near-Earth Fyby (0.067 AU)

"Mysterious interstellar comet not an alien probe, says the scientist who discovered it"

"ESA-Roscosmos Mars rover's landing spot revealed"

"A tale of two asteroids: The Phaethon-Pallas connection"

"Amateur Astronomers Discover a Bright New Comet"


November 13 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VC7 encounter - miss distance 0.9 LD, size = 12 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2015 VM105 Near-Earth Flyby (0.080 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2016 WC Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU)

"The Small Magellanic Cloud is running out of gas — fast"

"Has a Piece of the Worlds Oldest Computer Been Found?" - Antikythera Mechanism

"C/2018 V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto Obsv"

"Black hole in the Milky Way: part one"


 

November 14 2018 - 15:57 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 404,341 km)

 

November 14 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VJ10 encounter - miss distance 0.5 LD, size = 7 metres

Asteroid 2018 VX5 encounter - miss distance 3.6 LD, size = 26 metres

Asteroid 2018 VO3 encounter - miss distance 4.1 LD, size = 15 metres

Comet 69P/Taylor - At Opposition (1.545 AU)

"Astronomers Discover Ghost Galaxy Lurking on Edge of Milky Way"

"Juno orbiter captures another stunning view of Jupiter"

"Super-Earth found orbiting Barnard’s Star just six light years away"

"Catching Asteroid 3 Juno at Its Best"


 

November 15 2018 - 14:54 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

November 15 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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


November 16 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Moon Occults Mars

Asteroid 2018 WG encounter - miss distance 0.1 LD, size = 5 metres

Asteroid 2018 WH encounter - miss distance 0.5 LD, size = 4 metres

"Electric blue thrusters propelling BepiColombo to Mercury"

"Close approach of the Moon and Mars"

"Daily briefing: Exoplanet spotted orbiting Barnard’s star"

"Huge Asteroid Impact Crater Found Just Under the Ice in Greenland"

"What does it take to walk off another world?"


November 17 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 VS8 encounter - miss distance 2 LD, size = 13 metres

Leonids Meteor Shower Peak

Leonids SkyMap looking southeast before sunrise Nov, 17-18, 2018

Leonid dust trails

Leonids 2018 Live Counts - LIVE from the IMO

Leonids Meteor Shower History & Observing SkyMaps

2018 Leonid Meteor Shower Overnight

"The 2018 Leonid Meteor Shower"

"New Comet V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto Takes Observers by Surprise"


November 18 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Leonids 2018 Live Counts - LIVE from the IMO

Leonids Meteor Shower Peak - early morning

Asteroid 2018 WE encounter - miss distance 0.6 LD, size = 8 metres

Asteroid 2018 VH10 encounter - miss distance 4.4 LD, size = 35 metres

Comet P/2011 W2 (Rinner) - Closest Approach To Earth (1.539 AU)


November 19 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 WJ encounter - miss distance 0.3 LD, size = 11 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2009 JL1 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.083 AU)

"Catastrophic floods rapidly carved the surface of Mars"

"Integral X-rays Earth's aurora"

"Amateur Planet Hunters Have a New Online Resource"

"Carnival of Space #587"

"How would we save the planet from a killer asteroid?"


November 20 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 130P/McNaught-Hughes - At Opposition (1.943 AU)

"Jezero Crater Selected as Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover"

"The Power of the Wobble: Finding Exoplanets in the Shifting of Starlight"

"A Sunspot from the Next Solar Cycle"


November 21 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Amor Asteroid 2013 PA7 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.091 AU)

Comet 198P/ODAS - At Opposition (1.027 AU)

"‘Marsquake’ hunter prepares to land on the red planet"

"Future Moon base"


November 22 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 410088 (2007 EJ) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.062 AU)

"Massive Triple Star System Creates this Bizarre Swirling Pinwheel of Dust"

"Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice"

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia November 22 - November 29"


 

November 23 2018 - 05:39 UT

Full Beaver Moon

 

November 23 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 198P/ODAS - Closest Approach To Earth (1.026 AU)

"Europe’s Vision of a Future Moon Base. Made out of Moon Dust"

"Exoplanet mission launch slot announced"

"ESA lends a hand at Mars"


November 24 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 WD encounter - miss distance 4.5 LD, size = 49 metres

Amor Asteroid 2011 AA37 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU)

"Quiet Sun Makes 'Musical Waves' in Earth’s Magnetic Field"


November 25 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 WE1 encounter - miss distance 0.3 LD, size = 23 metres

Asteroid 2018 WH1 encounter - miss distance 1.2 LD, size = 7 metres

Aten Asteroid 2009 WB105 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.039 AU)

"The Earth’s Wandering Poles Could Have Caused the Ice Age"

"Elysium Planitia"


 

November 26 2018 - 12:10 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 366,623 km)

 

November 26 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

"InSight has landed! Inside the dramatic touchdown"

"InSight Lander Touches Down! Begins Mission to Unlock the Secrets of Mars"

"Comet 46P/Wirtanen Approaches Earth"


November 27 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 WZ1 encounter - miss distance 0.3 LD, size = 5 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2008 WD14 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU)

"Sodom And Gomorrah May Have Been Destroyed By An Asteroid Strike"

"How shooting dust clumps is informing our theories of planetary formation"


November 28 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2001 WO15 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.035 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2013 BT18 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.072 AU)

"Stowaways welcome on India’s upcoming Venus mission"


November 29 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

SkyMap for Comet 46P/Wirtanen - soon to be naked-eye visible

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia November 29 - December 06"

"Asteroid-sampling mission zeroes in on tiny space rock"

"The 'Chinese Pyramids' and the pole star"

"Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found on space station toilet"

"Glowing Serpent Found in the Sky"


 

November 30 2018 - 00:19 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

November 30 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 WG2 encounter - miss distance 0.5 LD, size = 3 metres

Aten Asteroid 2008 WT62 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.087 AU)

"Turkey's Harran to serve astronomy again after centuries"

"Cairngorms becomes world’s most northerly dark sky park to attract winter tourists"

"A 2018 Outburst From the December Andromedids?"


 

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December 2018 Celestial Events & Space Research News

December 2018 - SkyMaps & Celestial Guides .....

BBC The Sky at Night - December 2018

Meteorite Times Magazine - December 2018 - available mid-December

At the start of November 2018 the Sunspot Number is 0


December 01 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 WF2 encounter - miss distance 2.8 LD, size = 8 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2012 MM11 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.086 AU)

Comet 267P/LONEOS - At Opposition (0.938 AU)

"Space weather and the very real risks the Sun poses to Earth"

"Prehistoric Cave Paintings Show Ancient People Had Advanced Knowledge of Astronomy"


December 02 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 WV1 encounter - miss distance 0.1 LD, size = 3 metres

Asteroid 2018 TG6 encounter - miss distance 3.9 LD, size = 13 metres

Comet 247P/LINEAR - Perihelion (1.489 AU)

"NASA thrilled InSight landed on flat, rock-free ‘sandbox’ on Mars"


December 03 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 XB encounter - miss distance 2.1 LD, size = 8 metres

Comet 300P/Catalina - Closest Approach To Earth (1.041 AU)

"LIGO and VIRGO announce four new gravitational-wave detections"

"Micrometeorite Damage Under the Microscope"

"An artificial Proba-2 view of the solar north pole"


December 04 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid 2018 WD2 encounter - miss distance 3.4 LD, size = 22 metres

"Biggest black hole collision yet detected by new gravitational wave discovery"

"The Geminid meteor shower kicks off tonight"

"A Meteor may have Exploded in the Air 3700 Yrs Ago Obliterating Dead Sea Communities"

"NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at Bennu asteroid"


December 05 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - should be naked-eye visible in dark skies

Aten Asteroid 2017 RH16 Near-Earth Flyby (0.081 AU)

"Will the Long-Forgotten Andromedid Meteors Return with a Flurry Tonight?"

"Experts To Discuss Astronomy As 'shared Global Heritage'"

"Mercury climbs back into the morning sky"

"First space weather ‘piggyback’ kit launched into space'"


December 06 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - should be naked-eye visible in dark skies

"The Sky This Week centred on Australasia December 06 - December 13"

"A Comet as Big as the Full Moon"

"The Saturn system has water just like Earth's ... except for Phoebe"

"Learning from lunar lights"


 

December 07 2018 - 07:20 UT

New Moon

 

December 07 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - good for binoculars and small telescopes

Asteroid 2018 XG encounter - miss distance 3.8 LD, size = 17 metres

Asteroid 2018 WX1 encounter - miss distance 4.8 LD, size = 54 metres

Mars Passes 0.03° From Neptune - as seen from Earth with a suitably large telescope

Comet 171P/Spahr - At Opposition (0.864 AU)

"Astronomers Spot Giant Exoplanet Losing Its Atmosphere In A Comet-Like Tail"

"A Big Hole in the Sun’s Atmosphere"

"Mars continues to dazzle as the days grow shorter"


December 08 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - should be naked-eye visible in dark skies

"Hopes of Global Cooling Burst as Study Predicts a Stronger Solar Cycle Ahead"

"China’s rover to probe the ‘dark side’ of the moon; full details"


December 09 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - good for binoculars and small telescopes

Asteroid 2013 VX4 encounter - miss distance 4.1 LD, size = 65 metres

Apollo Asteroid 2013 VX4 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.011 AU)

Comet P/2010 A1 (Hill) - Closest Approach To Earth (1.065 AU)


December 10 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - should be naked-eye visible in dark skies

Apollo Asteroid 2015 XV129 Near-Earth Flyby (0.060 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2003 NW1 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.069 AU)

Aten Asteroid 2017 NK Near-Earth Flyby (0.090 AU)


December 11 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - good for binoculars and small telescopes

Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan - Perihelion (1.623 AU)


 

December 12 2018 - 12:25 UT

Moon at Apogee
(furthest from the Earth = 405,177 km)

 

December 12 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - should be naked-eye visible in dark skies


December 13 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - good for binoculars and small telescopes

Geminids Meteor Shower History & Observing SkyMaps

Geminids Meteor Shower Peak Overnight

Apollo Asteroid 2015 XX169 Near-Earth Flyby (0.043 AU)

Comet 46P/Wirtanen - Perihelion (1.055 AU)

"46P/Wirtanen at perihelion"


December 14 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - should be naked-eye visible now in Taurus

2018 Geminid meteor shower


 

December 15 2018 - 11:49 UT

First Lunar Quarter

 

December 15 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - should be naked-eye visible now in Taurus

Asteroid 2018 VO9 encounter - miss distance 2.6 LD, size = 14 metres

Mercury - At Its Greatest Western Elongation (21°) - as seen from Earth

Comet 171P/Spahr - Closest Approach To Earth (0.858 AU)


December 16 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen SkyMap for tonight - now at closest approach to Earth in Taurus

46P/Wirtanen reaches its brightest


December 17 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 46P/Wirtanen - Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU)


December 18 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma - Closest Approach To Earth (0.766 AU)


December 19 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 358P/PANSTARRS - Closest Approach To Earth (1.753 AU)

Comet 175P/Hergenrother - At Opposition (1.873 AU)


December 20 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 2012 MS4 - Near-Earth Flyby (0.082 AU)


 

December 21 2018 - 22:23 UT

Alban Arthan
Winter Solstice

 

December 21 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mercury Passes 0.9° From Jupiter - as seen from Earth

Comet P/2010 A1 (Hill) - At Opposition (1.081 AU)


 

December 22 2018 - 17:49 UT

Full Long Nights Moon

 

December 22 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Ursids Meteor Shower Peak

Aten Asteroid 163899 (2003 SD220) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2016 AO131 Near-Earth Flyby (0.052 AU)


December 23 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 418849 (2008 WM64) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.043 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2010 GT7 Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU)

Apollo Asteroid 2015 YQ1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU)


 

December 24 2018 - 09:52 UT

Moon at Perigee
(closest to the Earth = 361,060 km)

 

December 24 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 25 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 357P/Hill - Closest Approach To Earth (1.955 AU)


December 26 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 27 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo Asteroid 488789 (2004 XK50) - Near-Earth Flyby (0.089 AU)

Comet 358P/PANSTARRS - At Opposition (1.762 AU)


December 28 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 253P/PANSTARRS - At Opposition (1.671 AU)


 

December 29 2018 - 09:34 UT

Third Lunar Quarter

 

December 29 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet 209P/LINEAR - At Opposition (1.273 AU)


December 30 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


December 31 2018 - Today's Celestial Events & Space Exploration News .....

Astronomy Picture of the Day


 

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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.

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