2017 eclipse webpage
|Today's Night Sky||January 31st total lunar eclipse||The Big Dipper||2017 Geminid Meteor Shower|
|November 2003||November 2004 Auroras near Nashville||May 2005 Auroras near Nashville|
Our Moon from December 19th through December 22nd, one hour after sunset.
Full Snow Moon will be on January 1st.
New Moon is on December 18th.
Venus reaches superior conjunction on January 8th (meaning Venus will return to the evening sky after this date).
The software for this image is free and can be found at http://www.stellarium.org/.
It's also great to use if you want to know what the Moon looks like three days or three years from now.
It's very easy to use! (My fireflies are rugged in all weather conditions!)
Partial Eclipse of the Sun Over South America and Antarctica
2017 Geminid Meteor Shower
Total Eclipse of the Moon on January 31, 2018 as Seen from the United States
The Big Dipper on June 5th as seen from Australia and USA. What a big difference!
June 5th, 2017
A friend of mine in Australia, and I, took a picture of the Big Dipper on the same night (June 2017). Near summer twilight was interfering with me which is why my photo was brighter and blue, while late fall allowed my friend to take his photo soon after sunset. Because of the curvature of the Earth, springtime (or late fall for my friend in this case) is the only time the Big Dipper can be seen in Australia. Of course, in the northern hemisphere, the dipper can be seem all night long, all year long, because it is circumpolar. And, of course, the north star (Polaris) cannot be seen in Australia.
Updated on December 15, 2017