Exciting 2020 Astronomical Events

Other than the typical meteor showers, equinoxes, conjunctions, and flybys, exciting astronomical events of 2020 include several SuperMoons and Lunar Eclipses in visible in the Pacific Northwest!

SuperMoons Of 2020

It looks like there will be several SuperMoons in 2020, 2 Full and 2 New Supermoons for our viewing pleasure! For more information about what Supermoons are, feel free to read our article on the subject.

Source http://www.eclipsegeeks.com/supermoon/4564065225

Monday, March 9full Moon2020-03-09 17:482020-03-10 06:34
Wednesday, April 8full Moon2020-04-08 02:352020-04-07 18:10
Friday, October 16new Moon2020-10-16 19:312020-10-16 23:48
Sunday, November 15new Moon2020-11-15 05:072020-11-14 11:49

Eclipses Of 2020

In 2020, all of the eclipses visible in the Pacific Northwest will be Penumbral Lunar Eclipses. For more information about Lunar eclipses

July 4th Pacific – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
This eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, the western Atlantic Ocean, and extreme western Africa.
In the Pacific Northwest, there will be about an average of 1 hour, 48 minutes, 55 seconds of eclipse time for viewing. When the eclipse begins, the Moon will be below the horizon. For more information and an animation about how it will look can be found at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2020-july-5

November 30 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, the Pacific Ocean, and northeastern Asia including Japan.
For more information and an animation about how it will look can be found at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2020-november-30

Magnitude: -0.262
The duration of the visible eclipse will be 4 hours and 21 minutes with the following times:
Penumbral begins: Nov 29, 2020 at 11:32:22 pm
Maximum: Nov 30, 2020 at 1:42:53 am
Penumbral ends: Nov 30, 2020 at 3:53:22 am
For more information and an animation about how it will look can be found at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2020-november-30

Rare Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

The rare consultation of Jupiter and Saturn happens once after 20 years or so. The position of Jupiter transpires on the south-west whereas Saturn stands low in the east. Viewing in the precise direction can place you towards the stunning rings that Saturn beholds. As the time passes by, the planets grow nearer and the upcoming unification will be further grand than the last. This amalgamation will happen at 10 pm on June 21st, 2020. 


Are there any astronomical events that we missed? Which are you looking forward to? Let us know!

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