Astronomy

Astronomy: Astronomy Calendar For 2018 – Hashem Al-Ghaili

Shalom, everyone! The following is a video from science commentator Hashem Al-Ghaili of the astronomy calendar for 2018:


Astronomy Calendar For 2018 – Hashem Al-Ghaili

Video from Hashem Al-Ghaili/YouTube


  • January 2: First full moon of the year
  • January 3-4: Quadrantids meteor showers
  • January 31: Full Moon, Super Moon, Blue Moon
  • January 31: Total lunar eclipse
  • February 15: Partial solar eclipse
  • March 15: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
  • April 22-23: Lyrids meteor shower
  • May 6-7: Eta Aquarids meteor shower
  • May 9: Jupiter will be at its closest approach to Earth
  • June 21: June Solstice and the longest day of the year
  • June 27: Saturn will be at its closest approach to Earth
  • July 13: Partial solar eclipse visible in southern Australia and Antartica
  • July 27: Total lunar eclipse visible in most parts of the world
  • July 27: Mars will be at its closest approach to Earth
  • July 28-29: Delta Aquarids meteor shower
  • August 11: Partial solar eclipse visible in most parts of the world
  • August 12-13: Perseids meteor shower
  • August 17: Venus at greatest eastern elongation
  • September 7: Neptune will be at its closest approach to Earth
  • October 8: Draconids meteor shower
  • October 21-22: Orionids meteor shower
  • October 23: Uranus will be at its closest approach to Earth
  • November 5-6: Taurids meteor shower
  • November 17-18: Leonids meteor shower
  • December 13-14: Geminids meteor shower
  • December 21: December Solstice and the longest night of the year
  • December 21-22: Ursids meteor shower
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