Meteor Showers in 2021

Hi all.. here are the forecasted meteor showers in the year 2021. Several good websites give good data and instructions . List of Sources/links at the bottom. -Mani Following peak-dates/local times are for London. 3–4 Jan 2021 - Quadrantids Northern Hemisphere (Best) . Up to 120 meteors per hour. The Quadrantids is an above average … Continue reading Meteor Showers in 2021

Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse 10th January 2020

Hi all..  as many know there was a solar eclipse on 26th December 2019, and as they always occur in pairs, here is the 2nd one..   14 days layer..   on Cancer Full moon of 10th January 2020. I've attached the data sheet from NASA created by Fred Espenak. Here's the details for those who don't … Continue reading Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse 10th January 2020

Perseids meteor shower- 12th August 2019

The Perseids are one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. Born from the orbital debris of comet Swift–Tuttle, the Perseids produce spectacular fireballs and intense peaks. The meteor shower is active every year between mid-July and the end of August. The annual shower is active between the nights of July 17 and August 24. This year, … Continue reading Perseids meteor shower- 12th August 2019

First image of a Black hole (and Abstract & Conclusion of scientific paper, published by American Astronomical Society 10th April 2019)

Today the Scientific community and indeed the whole world (especially that of social media) is bubbling up with excitement of the release of photos - first images of a black hole.   I've tracked the various links to the original scientific letter published at IOPScience site. Without breaching their brilliant presentation (the Physicist in me struggles … Continue reading First image of a Black hole (and Abstract & Conclusion of scientific paper, published by American Astronomical Society 10th April 2019)

Lunar Phenomena in 2019 – (Blue moon, Indigo Moon & Lunar Eclipses)

Here's a quick infographics on the major Lunar Phenomena coming up in 2019.  It includes  *Astrological Blue moon (2 consecutive full moons in same sign), Traditional *Indigo moon (2 new moons in same month), and of course the eclipses.  I'll say more on these later. Book mark and come back to this blog again. -Mani … Continue reading Lunar Phenomena in 2019 – (Blue moon, Indigo Moon & Lunar Eclipses)

Solar & Lunar Eclipses data for 2019 (Astronomy)

In 2019 there will be 5 Eclipses!   Here are the dates for each, Orthographic maps, and animated diagrams. 6th January 2019 - Partial Solar Eclipse 21st January 2019 - Total Lunar Eclipse 2nd July- 2019 - Total Solar Eclipse 16th July 2019 - Partial Lunar Eclipse 26th December 2019 - Annular Solar Eclipse     … Continue reading Solar & Lunar Eclipses data for 2019 (Astronomy)

Why did the undergrad cross the road? A Stephen Hawking tribute!

Few days ago I heard the sad news .. that Professor Hawking had passed away at the age of 76. What a great man ..  yes for all the scientific theories & theoretical physics discoveries and contributions he had made, but also because he lived on for decades.. despite being told he was going not … Continue reading Why did the undergrad cross the road? A Stephen Hawking tribute!

Meteors in 2017

Hi all..  a friend (Jemima Marriott) mentioned seeing a bright shooting star 2 nights ago..and it made me realise that I'd not made any notes about meteors..not only for this coming year but all last year (2016).  So a quick search on some reliable astronomy site has produced the following data. Major Meteor Showers in … Continue reading Meteors in 2017

Meteor Shower Guide for 2016 (Earthsky)

Hi All,  am bit behind with all this astronomy stuff...Will get it sorted and blog info/ details..   But for now, here's the info from EarthSky site. Follow the links below to learn about meteor showers in 2016! Remember that, for most showers, you can watch for several nights around the shower’s peak. January 3-4, … Continue reading Meteor Shower Guide for 2016 (Earthsky)

Partial Solar & Full Lunar Eclipses in Sept’15 – Astrology Charts & astronomy data

Here are the full astrological charts & planetary positions for the upcoming 2 Eclipses (13th Sept & 28th sept). Also below are scientific diagrams / data created by Fred Espanak of NASA. x x Bright Stellar Wishes -Mani Navasothy ps.  If you are interested in doing magical work  (Eclipse Magic)  leading up to or on … Continue reading Partial Solar & Full Lunar Eclipses in Sept’15 – Astrology Charts & astronomy data