Astronomy 2013: Comet ISON, Meteor Showers, Eclipses, Comet PANSTARRS, Supermoon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, etc

February 3, 2013 in Space

2013 is going to be an amazing year for amateur astronomers. Two major comets, Comet ISON and Comet PANSTARRS, will be visible. Some great meteor showers are expected, a couple of solar and lunar eclipses, the “Dance of the Planets”, and a very bright Mercury in February and very bright Venus in December are expected.


The list below has everything that you need to enjoy the year — the best dates, times, and places to observe from.

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Meteor Showers 2013 Dates And Times: Perseids, Geminids, Lyrids, Leonids, Orionids, Quadrantids, Etc

December 28, 2012 in Space

Meteor showers can be spectacular to watch. Year round there are some great displays, from the Perseids in August, to the Geminids in December, to the Quadrantids in January. The peak displays and intensities vary somewhat by year though, so knowing when to watch and what to expect can be hard to know. So I’ve created this guide to what should be the best meteor showers of 2013.

(Author’s note: Those looking for the most up to date information can find it here: Meteor Showers 2015: Perseids, Lyrids, Geminids, Leonids, Draconids, Orionids, Etc — Dates & Times)


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